equanimity.

February 16, 2017 § Leave a comment

“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.” – Miguel Ruiz

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Mesa Verde

http://outsidefound.com/2015/10/summer-2015-recap-best-of-the-bus/

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“A modern definition of equanimity: cool. This refers to one whose mind remains stable & calm in all situations.” – Allan Lokos

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View from Lowry

https://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g60857-Cortez_Colorado.html

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“The Greeks had a word for this: apatheia. It’s the kind of calm equanimity that comes with the absence of irrational or extreme emotions. Not the loss of feeling altogether, just the loss of the harmful, unhelpful kind. Don’t let the negativity in, don’t let those emotions even get started. Just say: No, thank you. I can’t afford to panic.” – Ryan Holiday

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near Cortez, CO

http://seniorcitizen.travel/types-of-vacationtravel/family-travel/seniors-enjoy-historic-colorado/

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“Having been through both of those other stages, our mind matures to a place where it is no longer moved: it does not grasp at pleasant things; it is not repelled by unpleasant things. Our mind attains deep, deep balance, like a calm, deep-flowing river. Out of this mature place of equanimity, the conditions arise that open our mind suddenly to the unconditioned, to what is beyond body and mind, to freedom.” – Joseph Goldstein

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