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Originally posted by EllaMarina
reply to post by arpgme
I answered in a pragmatic manner relevant only to everyday life. I'll try again with my philosophy hat on.
Yes, you can love Love itself, because love is absolute. It encompasses everything in the universe, material and immaterial. You can love all dimensions, not just the physical, and you can love philosophical concepts. Love doesn't point towards the physical aspect of the universe, because love is not self-contained. It is pure joy, the greatest of all happiness, and it requires no material trigger.
Equanimity (Latin: æquanimitas having an even mind; aequus even animus mind/soul) 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. The virtue and value of equanimity is extolled and advocated by a number of major religions and ancient philosophies.
Originally posted by arpgme
Silence/Peace seems to be the only one that can happen without connecting it to another physical thing, like simple meditation, but imagine taking that silence/peace with you where ever you go and keeping an awareness of it even WHEN thoughts and emotions do arise - and remember to return back to this still place...