Equanimity Isn’t Just For Buddhists

The idea of equanimity is central to Buddhism yet can also be found in many other world religions and the wisdom stories that ground these religions.  As the saying goes:  “Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm.”  What can the world religions teach us about attaining evenness of mind under stress, or, in Buddhist terms, protection from the “eight worldly winds”: praise and blame, success and failure, pleasure and pain, fame and disrepute?

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