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“Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object.”
— Hermann Hesse

A monk at the Zen monastery once described that equanimity was her favorite word to describe Center. It was a grounded, alert, and ready state.

Now within this state, there was room for intense emotions to exist. The full range. Nothing left out. But besides these vacillations, there was also a…