Sharon Salzberg talks about Equanimity and Faith. Equanimity is the evenness of mind, especially in difficult circumstances. Develop a mind that’s filled with so much love and resembles space.
The cause of much of our upset and emotional instability is clinging and neediness around people we like, and aversion and negativity towards people we don’t like. We also have an unhealthy indifference to strangers, who may need our help, or at least our good will.
This equanimity and faith meditation helps us to examine our feelings towards people, and correct them where they are mistaken. This leads to a more balanced, wholesome, and helpful viewpoint. It also cuts off a lot of emotional turmoil at its root.