I think today’s (and possibly this week’s) intention will be to practice equanimity. I added a little reminder sticker to my computer.
Unfortunately, I basically never see that while I’m at my desk because the laptop is on a raised stand.
But it’s an important skill to practice. In “Buddha’s Brain” they note that “complete equanimity is an uncommon state for both the mind and the brain”
and “with equanimity, the limbic system can fire however it “wants.” The primary point of equanimity is not to reduce or channel that activation, but simply not to respond to it. This is very unusual behavior for the brain”
There’s something very appealing about training my brain to decouple limbic response from my actions. I also like that this is described as ‘unusual’. For some reason that makes me more motivated to try this.