Equanimity or Upekkha is the fourth of the Divine Abodes or skillful emotions described by the Buddha (i.e., loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity). Far enemy is the reactive mind – receives everything equally without preference for on or the other. Equanimity is the calm space that exists in the midst of the “eight worldly winds”: praise and blame, success and failure, pleasure and pain, fame and disrepute. We ride the waves of change with balance and ease and are no longer tossed about by the vicissitudes of life.