Happiness is illusive and slippery, whenever we try to catch it, happiness somehow slips away. Equanimity is easier to hold onto, a more sustainable goal.

We are happy when we are in the positive side of the Sinus of Life, sometimes happier sometimes less happy. But inevitably when there is a high, then comes a low, that’s life.
Reducing the amplitude of the swings, is a way to achieve equanimity.

We may be happy when we achieve a goal that we have set for ourselves. When it comes to happiness, the ultimate goal is equanimity and balance.

3 practical ways to become more equanimous: Being compassionate, Forgiving, Being grateful.

A Zen approach to equanimity

Treat happiness as pain and treat pain as happiness. Treat joy as sorrow and treat sorrow as joy.