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If You Want a Rainbow, You Must Put Up with a Little Rain!

If your mind becomes firm like a rock and no longer shakes In a world where everything is shaking Your mind will be your greatest friend and suffering will not come your way.  Therigatha
How do I develop a steady mind when the world shakes around me?  How do I become my own best friend?  How do I release and let go of suffering?  I believe that it comes through the teaching of yoga called, "equanimity, or acceptance." Equanimity describes a complete openness to experience, without being lost in reactions of love and hate. It's a powerful quality in its own right, and it fortifies other qualities. It supports wisdom because when the mind doesn't shake, we can stay with the truth of things long enough to have a deep insight. Equanimity has a balance that empowers loving-kindness (metta) with patience, so that we care, even in times when the people that we love do self-destructive things. "May you be happy and have the causes of happiness.""May you be healthy i…