Throughout my life I have been impressed and fascinated by psychological and spiritual concepts that focus on equilibrium, containment and "keeping your cool".
It seems that so many of the troubles of the modern world stem from our reactivity and inability to maintain some semblance of peace of mind, while the winds of change blow us here and there.
Even our political leadership seems intensely reactive, tweeting without considering consequences, a slave to emotional volatility.
In my spiritual practices and investigations I have been encouraged by great minds speaking of equanimity and having an even-temper. Knowing our truth and sticking to it, regardless of what comes our way.
Some of the most mysterious and powerful secret spiritual practices in various cultures (Buddhism, Esoteric Christianity) center around the ability to withstand the volatility of the sexual encounter. Tantra is the mastering of energy while at the eye of the storm.
I see some resonance in the power that the economic philosophy of HODL indicates in reference to to the volatility of the cryptocurrency market. The temptation to act upon reactive thought and feeling is tremendous. We are constantly being bombarded with feelings, sensations, fears and desires. The ability to withstand this firestorm is the essence of Tantra.
As we move forward in our lives, encountering a variety of challenges and tests, may we all remember to simply HODL, and stand true to the essence of who we are.