'Equanimity' may be the closest word that express what I felt. Not that I even came close to having equanimity in its true form, but I thought about this topic much while wandering with 3 Theravada Buddhist monks and my good friend Brian. According to Wikipedia equanimity is a state of psychological stability and composure which is undisturbed by experience of or exposure to emotions, pain, or other phenomena that may cause others to lose the balance of their mind. Way above my head, but maybe someday I will at least be able to come close.
|Ajahn Sudanto wandering towards Mt. Jefferson. Go here for the entire photo gallery.|
Find more information about the monks and the Pacific Hermitage in White Salmon, WA. http://www.pacifichermitage.org