Poetry, memoir,blogs and photographs from my world on the west coast of Canada.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
[image from nangpa2.free.fr]
"Upekkha. Upekkha. The fourth of the Four Divine Abidings. Equanimity. To let be what one must let be."
I read these words in Karen Connelly's The Lizard Cage, the wonderfully well-written story of a Burmese Buddhist imprisoned in solitary confinement for years for composing songs against the country's oppressive military regime.
Equanimity. It seems a good word to ponder at this hectic time of year.