Day 143: May 23
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration
Sometimes the celebrations come in the change of expectations. Where too much expectation leaves us hoping, wanting and generally unfulfilled, having little seems to provide happy surprises. General curiosity appears to be a nice alternative to expectation as when we earnestly want to know, there is a humility present instead of an entitlement. Today was such a day of curiosity. Finding there was a known labyrinth only 20 minutes away from a present appointment and the time being available for such an exploration, taking the journey was an easy decision. Even after having designed hundreds of labyrinths, created programs and facilitations in the hundreds and traveled nationally and internationally with great perspective; there was something important about being so close and taking the opportunity
From pictures and images previously shared, it didn’t appear that it would be anything much different, however in an area where labyrinths aren’t as prevalent as other more populated locations, it may have been what made the draw so inviting. Fortunately, the drive only found a few detours along the way and in the variety of turns to arrive, a labyrinth formed in the destination’s journey.
A line of Poplar trees welcomed for a stretch of a quarter mile brought a delightful smile as a first impression that foretold of what lay ahead. The labyrinth was part of a peace garden and the sheer size of the cacti and plant formations displayed visual clues of the garden’s age . Where the images shared previously were true to form of the labyrinth’s basic formation, they did not depict the serene setting, the open surroundings or the subtle energies present. Curiosity it seemed, had won out. There was a magical walk in the twilight waiting here and in the solo splendor of being alone, the grace of this space was rich in simplicity and compassionate wisdom of those who had walked this path and left their wishes behind. Cause for quiet celebration.
On this 143rd day…
Take a walk with expectation and then take one with curiosity. Observe the differences and which brings you truth.
May’s Focus: Celebration
Life is a celebration to explore in the next 31 days. With the idea of walking the labyrinth and its tri-focus on releasing, receiving and reflecting, let’s shift the perspective to one that walks in with appreciation, finds the honest realization from each day and walks out in celebration. Observe what 31 days of this focus might reflect and how it elevates our life condition.
Four focus points to expand your celebration of this month’s experience:
- Share your ideas, in your personal experiences, how you share the labyrinth with others, art, design or method of construction or in other ways that it may be utilized. Let others know about this daily experience and opportunity by sharing it. Find us on this blog and on the Labyrinth Societies Facebook page
- Join our Mid Month Dialogues on May 15th at 2pm CST for a lively look at what you have created and will create in the idea of celebration. This month’s theme was a direct result of our last month’s Mid Month Dialogue!
- Participate in the daily opportunity of this educational focus of your personal journey, how you lead, teach or share with others, and what you create for contribution or purpose with this theme.
- Remember that our theme is about finding our greater capacities, abilities and true realities in being honest with our potential. We focus on what we can do as it is inherently more useful and productive.