Like waves crashing on the beach, the world we see is the result of forces, both large and small, culminating into a crescendo and making a splash into our reality. Some of the causes are predictable and understandable, but many are not. Undercurrents and unseen influences coalesce to create the reality of the wave as it hits the beach. We don’t have control over the antecedents or what happens, but we do over how we respond. Understanding that the causes of each event are complex and unknown and that nothing is personal helps us to remain anchored in…

Peaceful equanimity.