The word itself has it's roots in Aequus ( Equal, Even, Calm ) and Animus ( Mind, Spirit ) making the word mean Even/Level Headedness, Composure, Calmness and so on.
It is often said that the one who is at peace with himself is the one who can be at peace with any situation. He alone can treat the outcomes of any event without the fear of failure. Many times actually this approach pays off and the level headed person more often than not succeeds in what he or she wants to do.
|Equanimity - Inner Peace Is The Key|
Remember the times when all of us had no fear of failure viz, the first time we learnt to walk/talk, did things perfectly in our areas of expertise. It shows that we did well mostly well when we were either innocent or when we were really perfect at what we do.
The calmness under pressure is a gift that we too can achieve by staying unattached to the actions we perform - definitely easier said than done...but let's try to accomplish that by following a few simple steps..
- Always do give yourself credit when you accomplished something and put that in the memory bank for later usage.
- Do recall when you are in doubt the things you are capable of - play those "memory tapes" within your mind.
- Remember that nothing can really go wrong - after all, it is just an "Event" and if you end up "losing" it, it is just one opportunity you had learnt one way of not doing again.
Well...hope this would make us feel better and let's get to the state of Equanimity....