Equanimity is the ability to sit equally with pleasure and pain, loss and gain, praise and blame. It is the ability to stay connected to life and our feelings, even in moments when life feels challenging. It is staying away from indifference or detachment, with the intention of decreasing suffering for ourselves and the people we love.
The third HEART PRACTICE = SYMPATHETIC JOY. Why do we chose sometimes to cling to people & relationships that provide only temporary joy? How do we cultivate true and authentic joy, for others, even when we feel triggered, or, at a loss for joy?
COMPASSION as a practice. Exploring the difference between true & authentic compassion, which cultivates connection, and pity, which creates disconnection. How to maintain compassion, even through hurt and anger. What to do, when you don’t feel like you’ve received compassionate love or communication.
LOVE + THE SHADOW SIDES OF LOVE: How do we cultivate unwavering self-love? How do we respond when we feel loveless and unloved? What do we do, when we feeling trapped in a mindless whirlwind of grasping, clinging, and attachment?