Awareness and Equanimity (Anicca/Impermanence)

Written by Dipanshu Mansingka from Hyderabad, India

In 1998 I did a 30 day course, about 2 years before that I had done a 20 day course. After that I did not had a chance to do a long course again, rather doing 10 day course itself had not been very regular. Later I realized that I was not able to do my practice regular but seating a long course had helped me to always be aware of sensation in some part of body. For me awareness towards my body and mind may have increased, but increasing the realization of anicca/impermanence in day to day life had not been easy. The observation of respiration and sensation looks to be an easy tool and path, but due to our own old habit pattern it’s very difficult to observe it equanimity. Here is an example from my life which I had come across many times.

 Many a times I have given interviews with fortune companies. Initially when I get a call there is no expectation. As I progress from one round to second to third and so on. Unknowingly I will start building expectation and start rolling into pleasant thoughts. At times I realize the habit of my mind rolling into it but could not remain equanimous with the realization of anicca. I try to remain aware and see for how long my mind rolls into the fantasy and the sensation along with those thoughts. Most of the times the end result is I do not get selected, but it makes me realize the health of my mind. The amount of energy I had wasted in rolling my mind in those fantasy or desire to get pleasant sensation.


About Ryan Shelton

In March of 2010 I discovered a path to peace and happiness through a 10-day Vipassana meditation course in the tradition of S.N. Goenka. After establishing my personal practice, and witnessing how it changed my way of life, I'm now curious to explore how the growing community of meditators can help to support each other and make the world a better place.
This entry was posted in Personal Experiences. Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Awareness and Equanimity (Anicca/Impermanence)

  1. I am really enjoying the theme/design of your web site.
    Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems?

    A small number of my blog visitors have complained about my website not working
    correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any suggestions to help fix this problem?

    • Ryan Shelton says:

      Thanks! I haven’t heard any issues with compatibility. Unfortunately, I don’t have any suggestions to help you out. Good luck!

  2. Hey! I jjst wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?

    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing many months of
    hard work due to no back up. Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?

  3. Hi, always i used to check web site posts here in the early hours in the dawn, for the reason that i enjoy to learn more and

  4. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly.
    I’m quite certain I will learn many new stuff right here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  5. Think about the masters degree mental health counseling florida,
    Brian Instill Wallace This particular one’s one more
    minute, at least when you’re any admirer from the fictional article.
    The most amazing essayists in recent history, Wallace catapults the actual limits on the variety, of our tolerance, regarding his very own head and also comes
    back using a traditional number of producing on many methods from Ruben Updike to, well, Awareness and Equanimity (Anicca/Impermanence) | Living Vipassana.
    You’ll giggle out loud right in front of an individual change the whole existence.
    And replicate.
    In opposition to Meaning, Leslie phd residency programs: — This particular collection, thesis movie first, is really a amazing accomplishment involving intellectualism.
    The girl works dissect not simply art work though the way
    we think of skill, imploring us all to reveal your sumptuous
    floor associated with fine art with no mucking in relation to inside.

    Additionally, it offers the excellent Notes upon Camp, one
    among the all-time favs.

  6. My spouse and I stumbled over here coming from a different
    website and thought I might check things out. I like what
    I see so now i am following you. Look forward to looking
    into your web page repeatedly.

  7. ebook says:

    What’s up colleagues, pleasant article and fastidious
    arguments commented at this place, I am in fact enjoying
    by these.

  8. I’ve learn some just right stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting.
    I wonder how a lot effort you place to create such a wonderful informative website.

  9. Rosemary says:

    Pretty nice post. I simply stumbled upon your blog and wanted to mention that I have truly enjoyed surfing around your weblog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing on your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  10. domain says:

    Hello, its pleasant post regarding media print, we all know media is a great source of facts.

  11. – Who have I been until now to have arrived to this circumstance.
    One particular from the obstacles to training is the thought of choosing the time to accomplish it.

    When getting started in a whole new enterprise, whether you’re new to the business owner planet or else not,
    you’ll discover steps to acquire 100% prepared.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s