Namaste. And so it is. Choice. I've been pondering choices lately. I am not so much interested in sharing the types of choices in this space. I am more interested in sharing a concept: choice is life.
What do I mean? Well, consider it. Aren't our choices, both the small ones and the big ones, what make up the fabric of our life?
Whether we did or didn't want something to happen, we are still in a position to choose. We may choose what to "do" next. We may choose what "not" to do next. Or perhaps we may choose being over doing. Meaning, we choose to be peace, positive, possibility...and allow our being to inform our doing.
When we are rooted in being infinite peace and love, we are clear and confident in our choice, no matter what we choose. These are the choices that are life affirming and life altering. Choice is life.
If you have not yet seen the movie "The Choice" I suggest watching. It captures the power of our choices and how they impact our life so beautifully. A love story, no doubt...based on a book by Nicholas Sparks. The story plays out based on choices made as well as those not made...
Today during yoga I was reminded again that not choosing is also a choice, and a very powerful one. Not choosing happens in 2 ways.
The first way is by making a conscious decision not to choose. The second way is by being unaware of what we are not aware of and having habitual patterns/ways of being choose for us.
Think of it as sleepwalking through life or allowing other peoples expectations to control us.
Notice if you are falling into judgment or blame after reading this. Exhale and see it for what it is. Learning. Choice is life. All experience is an opportunity to awaken so we may choose differently.
My prayer is that we continue to expand our awareness with practices like yoga and meditation and also by having friends and mentors who lovingly hold up the mirror for us.
As we expand our awareness to include all of our choices, may we have the courage to choose the options before us that are life affirming. May we choose the options that help us become the best version of our self.
May we create a life filled with so much peace, love, joy, and gratitude that it overflows to all who cross our path.
Choice is Life. Our Choice is Our Life.
Looking to Give Mom Yoga?
Give Yoga & Receive 15% off Massage or Facial.
Check out this limited time special we are offering with our yogi friends at Tovami:
Between now and Sunday, May 13th, receive 15% off*any class pass at Tovami by using Promo Code: MOM15 and you'll also receive 15% off any massage or facial with us when you show us your Tovami receipt during the month of May. Purchase Here.
Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 13, 2018
Sanctuary Gift Certificates are the perfect pampering gift!
A dollar amount lets her choose for herself... or give her a Sanctuary Service, Package, or Series.
Purchase a Series for massage, facials, reiki, meditation & save $$ for a gift that lasts all year!
Purchase instant on-line gift certificates here & choose from custom templates to print or email... or
Stop in to purchase and we'll gladly package it for you!
Mental Peace by Stephanie
One of the ways I experience mental peace is by helping others do the same. Recently I had the pleasure of leading Georgette on a meditative journey she described as a "haven in the mind". She describes her experience so beautifully here. May all of us experience the peace that arises when our mind is given a "sanctuary" to rest.