Night Vision

Night vision occurs when an individual has been without light for about 20 minutes. Technically, it is the rhodospin molecules in the eye that adapt and adjust. Our eyes assimilate with the surroundings and we can see things well. Outdoors the labyrinth at night is often lit by the moonlight or some reflection there of so the night vision doesn’t shape itself in the same way, though the longer we are in it, the more we adjust to the surroundings.

Doesn’t that say a lot about life? We are adaptable creatures and in my night walks of the labyrinth, there is always a different angle to really see things with. It is only with what is perceived as a diminished view point that we can begin to see perhaps more clearly the evidence of what is really present and looms in the daylight unseen.

Letting my body sense the path of the labyrinth I am finding I truly need to follow the feeling of the pathway to find my way in and out trusting myself, my steps and the path beneath. It seems we become one in the walk. Everyone can enjoy the labyrinth in the daylight, though in the dark what we can see, feel and learn to trust about ourselves is a curious exploration to enjoy.

Love this quote for the day by St. John of the Crossroads…

If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.

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