There is a Chinese proverb that provides a great example of equanimity in practice.
Be careful what you wish for - Just a few days ago cultivating equanimity became my intention for 2018. Little did I know that I would almost immediately have a great opportunity to practice the ability to maintain mental calmness and composure in a difficult situation. It was like the Hotel California - you could check out, but you could never leave - at the airport. Another holiday snowstorm and airport chaos for days provided lessons and practice opportunities..