Equanimity represents balance of mind and an openness to life as it is, no matter the circumstance It is a willingness to observe the challenges of life and greet them with a sense of calm, without closing the heart from pain, anger or fear. Acheiving a sustained state of equanimity is a lifelong journey. Perhaps, it is one of life's greatest challenges to remain tranquil and focused with a clear mind, moment to moment in the face of illness and death, both your's and other's.
Since childhood, the word nigger has had a negative, physical effect upon me inducing nausea. Why some people believe they are entitled to preferential treatment based on skin color, gender or religious affiliation boggles my mind! To be so hateful toward an identified group of human beings based on physical variations is illogical, egocentric and embodies the offensive, hateful attitudes of many during some of the darkest, periods of US history, when discrimination was allowed to be practiced