Monthly Archives: May 2017

Questions Answered

TLS 365 Experience #92
May 31, 2017

I’ve got questions and I know the labyrinth has answers.

In walking, what I really know is that I do have answers.

The walk allows me the time to unwind my mind enough to relax all the confusion that I put there to come to the point where the answer was positioned all along. I may pick it up in the middle, and move to complete my walk, I know it the acceptance seems to take about as long to come as the confusion took to leave.

When I walk out where I began, I notice that the answer indeed is sitting right next to the question, though without becoming the question and the confusion, would I have really accepted the answer?

Today’s Experience submitted by:
k. Isoul
Utah


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The Labyrinth of Lost and Found

TLS 365 Experience #91
May 30, 2017

One can get as lost in the flow as they can in the routine. It is in coming to the center of either that the lost becomes the found. The way we will understand it is in the steps we take to get there, even if they twist and turn along the way.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Michael, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


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Design it Your Way

TLS 365 Experience #90
May 29, 2017

My morning was beginning to take on great proportions of inefficiency in time and task. I knew I had to stop and reflect as I was seeming to repeat a great number of steps to get closer to my goal. Just when I was thinking I was almost there, I seemed to be farther away and when I finally surrendered I found I was closer than expected.

Remembering the labyrinth, I realized I had been traveling the it’s path, though quite ineffectively. I stopped to reframe the necessity of my production versus my efforts and understood I didn’t need to use the 12 circuits of the Chartres Design I had been walking. Cutting out a few redundancies, I found a five circuit path would provide me with more time and better reflection.

As I relate things more like a walk on the labyrinth, my five circuits make a lot of sense. They’ve become rich and quality oriented. I see this as my five step program and in each path what is most important is accomplished and when it seems to reverse its pattern with new direction from time to time, I see it is just a moment for review  with checks and balances to realize before moving forward.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Claire E., Administrator, TLS Member
Nevada


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The Path and Process

TLS 365 Experience #89
May 28, 2017

One of the ways I educate with the labyrinth, is in the process of getting ready for something. Before we begin any great project, a chance to ask some important questions and to learn to listen for the answers.

It teaches when we walk as everyone has to learn to negotiate their space, learn to adjust and listen and because we are typically a group in the project, learn the value of consensus. Everyone learns to appreciate and accept pace because everyone’s individual step can fuse into a collective stride.

As we come to a close,  I build in a walk at the project completion for reflection of the learning in the process at the end. The overall understanding really brings a fullness to the experience as it helps everyone to gain perspective of their individual experience as well as the group and often there tends to be a larger form of overall acceptance in each other as a result.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Dana M., High School Teacher, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Labyrinth Fitness

TLS 365 Experience #88
May 27, 2017

Tip toes on one path.
Heels on the next.
Slow walking on the third path.
Fast strides on the next.
Heavy steps on the fifth path.
Lightly touching down on the next.
Curling into my steps on the seventh.
Expanding and stretching my way into the center… I arrive.

This is my morning routine on the labyrinth. Sometimes I change it up, though it is my movement exercise, that reflects a great deal as I simply notice how I walk into the world each day on my return.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Chris T, Labyrinth Designer
Texas


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The Practice of Practice

TLS 365 Experience #87
May 26, 2017

I love the spontaneous nature of life and find myself resisting the routine or scheduled more and more. It feels contrary to tie myself down to an obligation when the flow of just being with is calling.

As I find myself following the call of the labyrinth, as if it is by magic,  I discover or rather remember something as I walk through its interesting array of turns. I see both the expected that is found in routine and the unexpected spontaneous in what I call each new direction. By the time I reach the center, I begin to realize that the scheduled or practice got me here to explore the spontaneous.

As I reflect I understand in small steps that the call is my curiosity and having a value for that is what schedules the time to honor it. I realize now the practice is what allows the flow to be more fully realized, step by step.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
AL Rout, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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A Birthday Labyrinth

TLS 365 Experience #86
May 25, 2017

How many consider creating a birthday labyrinth?

I suggested the idea of walking on your birthday and sharing the experience for our collective 365 Experience. Where I have created quite a multitude of playful and meaningful paths over the years, it seems only fitting to celebrate an individual commemorative or purposeful path  for meaningful meander in honoring this annual celebration of life that we engage with in a way that is unique to each.

Next year I will be changing decades, so it seemed an enjoyable idea for a celebration of the nine years I have been in this one. I chose a nine circuit path and reflected on the beginning of this decade and on each path wandered into the next year. What a wonderful review it was and a great way to begin this last lap with a last laugh in all I have waiting for me in the next 365 days!

As if led to this point without mistake, I step into this year with newness. Cleansed intensely by the old, I know this will be a prosperous and joyous year of cultivating creativity and imagination will find its service in and for the world in a most playful and profoundly planetary manner.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Coordinator
Illinois


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Walk With

TLS 365 Experience #85
May 24, 2017

We can have an experience of the labyrinth often with our eyes.

After a walk, I sit in contemplation in the park off on a bench just reflecting and observing what’s around me. Another walker may come to walk and my distance gives them a private experience. Though from that far away I can observe something in their walk that often adds a further reflection to my own.

I am reminded of when I think I know, and then someone or something comes along to show me what I don’t know… or what I really do. I think it’s a reflection that we truly don’t walk alone in this world.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
K. Isuol 
Utah


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Fun

TLS 365 Experience #84
May 23, 2017

Look at me, zipping through the paths as I do the thing I don’t normally do. I run, skip and even dance a bit today being more myself than ever.

Not realizing, not thinking, just letting my heart soar as I become a sense of frolic making my movement not a walk, but a playful adventure of discovery.

This is fun.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Dnyl, Labyrinth Designer
Nevada


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Walking With The Body

TLS 365 Experience #83
May 22, 2017

I walk a lot.
I like to walk.
When I am on a long walk in nature it is a fabulous thing to be reminded of how natural we truly are. There is a sense of naturalness that I relate to as I walk the labyrinth.

As I move inward in a spiraling way and recognize the shifts in the turn that occur on my journey inward, I recogize the natural way our body flows. The brain and the belly each wind themselves inward to a central location, though along the way there are these turns that seem to take slighly different directions, only to return again moving inward. The fingerprints navigate in the same manner as does the fine circuitry of our inner ears, though looking at the design in our outer ear makes for wonder as well.

When we look more closely at the body design, there is much to indicate that it’s natural operation is very labyrinth in nature. So when I do place my foot upon the path to begin a walk and focus on the whole of my body, I find that everything about me is alert to the steps I take in a most natural way.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Ann T., Life Talker, Labyrinth Walker
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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