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Equanimity: A Heart That is Ready for Anything (Duck Meditation)
2019-04-24 Equanimity: A Heart That is Ready for Anything (Duck Meditation) 50:28
Tara Brach
Equanimity is the quality of presence that is open, balanced and non-reactive. As this talk explores, when equanimity is lacking, we become easily lost in trance, identified as a defended and controlling egoic self. When present, the solidity and constriction of egoic self dissolves, and our heart is free to respond to life with love, compassion, forgiveness and joy. Note: this talk is a favorite from the 2014 archives and includes the “Duck Meditation” and bricklayer stories.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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