In this audio recording Jeff Carreira shares about how we can attain true and lasting equanimity in our meditation practice.
One of the great gifts of spiritual work is the opportunity to cultivate equanimity and inner stability.
Our experiences of awakened awareness give us access to unwavering clarity and profoundly reliable presence of mind. In these moments we discover an inner source of stability that does not move and we intuitively realize that it will hold steady through the inevitable storms and challenges of life.
We long for that unwavering stability to become the foundation of our life and we see our meditation practice as an opportunity to strengthen and deepen it within ourselves. So we practice diligently, holding our attention steady no matter what arises in consciousness hoping to ground ourselves in an awareness that never moves.
In this 8 minute audio clip, Jeff explains why effortful attempts to hold our awareness steady will never give us access to the equanimity we long for. In addition, he shares a small but critical shift in how we approach meditation that will allow us to come to rest in an unwavering source of inner stability that is already there.
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