Let’s look at the powerful impact that Upekka can have on our lives.
Let’s dive into another Life Tools!
This week we are continuing our journey into a 4-part series on The Brahmaviharas, aka the Four Virtues. They are Upekka (equanimity), Metta (unconditional loving kindness), Karuna (compassion), and Mudita (empathetic joy). When we awaken these four virtues, or “boundless abodes” in our life, we will live with greater grace and ease. We will be living in more alignment, and with a deeper connection to source.
Upekka means equanimity, which also means equality, balance and even-mindedness.
It can be easy to practice equanimity with the things that we don’t have reactions to – but the true power of its impact comes when something is happening that we don’t want.
How can we be undisturbed in the midst of disturbance?
This video is the perfect example of how Upekka can show up for us. When the chainsaw started as I was recording this video, I had two options:
Resist what was happening, and maybe even get up and move my location.
Accept what was happening, and as it turned out, the disturbance was in perfect alignment for me to teach about and practice Upekka!
When we live with equanimity, we treat people and situations impartially. Even if we don’t like them. We live with a greater sense of serenity, and we become unwavering in the face of loss or gain.
We raise our vibration by not allowing annoyances to consume us. What this gives us is peace of mind, and an unshakeable foundation from which to live.
One of the great lessons from The Bhagavad Gita is Yogastha Kuru Karmani: Establish yourself in the present moment, and then perform action.
When we internalize this concept, we can walk through the world in a much more balanced space. Fully present, and allowing the world to come to us as it is. We can be a silent witness, absorb it all in, and remain undisturbed.
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Namaste. -davidji & Peaches the Buddha Princess