Equanimity is the fruit, as we have seen, of regular mindfulness practice. It represents the growing ability to be attentive and compassionate with a wide range of experiences. As we practice, both formally in meditation and more informally in daily life, we note what takes away our equanimity: 'Oh, that was a difficult experience. I didn't have much equanimity with that'; or, 'Oh, I wanted that situation to turn out this way so badly, and I really got lost for a while.' We may also begin to be aware of the near enemies, as we are alert for indifference, denial, resignation, complacency, and the like.