Simply Moksha

 

“At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it,” Thich Nhat Hanh.

 

From one moment to the next, life can present challenges; this we all know to be true. These challenges and unexpected events typically fall outside our circle of influence in the circle of concern, meaning often times they are out of our control sadly. However, within the circle of influence, we have this super human power I refer to as the power of choice.

 

In any given moment, we have the power to be proactive or reactive, this power of choice is therefore within our circle of influence. It is inside this circle of influence, that one can choose to use proactive language whereby you take responsibility for your actions, avoid placing blame on others, and can positively reflect upon your choices.

 Even though a challenge may be outside of your circle of influence, you can mindfully expand your awareness and simply become the silent witness. In so doing, you don’t feel stuck and can begin to detach yourself from the outcome and simply let go.

 This, my fellow spiritual seekers, is one of life’s greatest challenges.   We have this beautiful opportunity to either expand our awareness or constrict our awareness. If we use our power of choice, the mindful thing to do for mind, body, and spirit, is to choose the path of expanded awareness and welcome life’s challenges as opportunities to grow.

 

I know what you’re thinking, this is easier said than done, however, in so doing you lead yourself closer to your inner spirit where joy, happiness and contentment naturally lie within us all. Choosing the path of expanded awareness, like anything, takes practice. The more you practice using the power of choice and a proactive approach to life’s challenges, the lighter you will feel. This is simply moksha, where you can be emotionally free, in turn leading you closer to your spirit.

Written By: Natalie Christ

Natalie Christ owns and curates, Simply Moksha, an inspirational gift shop located in multi-vendor locations, Kaila Beauty Bar in Encinitas and Pangaea Outpost in Del Mar. Simply Moksha encourages its customers to focus on present moment awareness to lead you closer to your spirit within. The array of merchandise carefully chosen for our clients, serve as mindful reminders throughout the day to live in the moment, let go of the past that no longer serves you, and avoid unnecessary fret about the future.  

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