Our contemporary culture doesn’t give much consideration to the practice of equanimity; it is, however, a highly prized Buddhist virtue. It’s an attitude I try to cultivate for myself, and something that I think our society in general could use a whole lot more of.
Equanimity is not quite the same thing as being unafraid—in fact I think it’s altogether a better and more useful frame of mind than fearlessness per se. And I’m not entirely fond of the phrase “regardless of the consequences,” since I think consequences are always worth facing up to. But acknowledging the reality of a situation and maintaining stability of body, mind, and spirit as one’s circumstances shift and evolve—this, I believe, is a habit of thought well worth developing.