Still on the topic of equanimity, an observation from today:
I feel like there is a component of empathy involved in equanimity. That isn’t to say there’s attachment or living in the past, but there’s a deeply human component that’s stronger than sympathy.
Maybe it’s about feeling the oneness of humanity, and by empathizing we can offer more healing to our neighbor, to ourselves, and to our world.
I’m not yet sure. I want to observe it more this week.
Echoing in my head are the words from a quote Pete shared at the end of class. I can only paraphrase now, but I remember hearing “…those who have suffered can save…”