Equanimity, Control, And Unconditional Love

‘TO THE VAST’ Perdido Pass FL, June 2015, Photo: MBuffett

“With equanimity comes an awareness of the limits of our illusions of control. We can love and care for others, we can assist them, we can pray for them, but we cannot control what will happen. Nor can we control the actions or feelings of our children, our lovers, our friends, or our family. Equanimity shows us a wiser way to relate to the people in our lives, which is to love them unconditionally. And acting from this feeling of unconditional love, we can experience deep feelings of care and concern for them but know that their happiness and suffering depend on their actions and not our wishes for them.”

From A Lamp in the Darkness: Illuminating the Path Through Difficult Times by Jack Kornfeld

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