equanimity equanimity  /ˌi kwə ˈnɪ mɪ ti/

Definition(s):

  • (n) steadiness of mind under stress

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The president knew that he cannot generate huge following by responding to rhetorical excess of the terrorists with equanimity and reason.
  2. It was impossible for Schindler to look with equanimity upon the mass extermination of Jews by Nazis.
  3. He accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity.

News

  • How to create a meditation space in your home

    As much as I love my weekly meditation class, I still struggle sticking to a daily home practice. When I meditate regularly, I feel balanced and everything in my life appears to run more smoothly, though the truth is probably that I'm reacting to life's events with greater equanimity. I'm told there is no substitute for intention, as far as applying one's butt to the cushion (or chair, or ...
    on September 14, 2013     Source: Isthmus

Quotes

  1. "I notified him that he was at the brink about to sink," Jackson said. "We just talked about the fact that we appreciate his energy that he puts into the ballgame, but equanimity is important and this is a good time to practice it."
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Phil Jackson Source: SI.com

  2. "I've no words at this moment. I pray for equanimity to prevail and that we don't give in to hysteria," Nair told IANS.
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Mira Nair Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

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