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Accepting More

Day 21: January 21
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition

In defining honesty we can’t really go to far without a look at acceptance. I have learned that this powerfully effective word can work both ways to uplift or divide people and our world.

When we can step back from any situation to see if we are uniting or dividing, acceptance is somewhere at the root of the contention. Sometimes we accept what isn’t in our best interest or for the good of all because we don’t know the fullness of the implications.

As this quarter is all about awareness, a simple walk with awareness today can bring us some moments of discovery if we are to observe where we tighten our bodies or mind and where we are at ease. It’s simple rule can guide us into more of the acceptance that works for us.

The walk today reminded me of this image and the artist who gave it to me. We were at an Annual TLS Gathering and she was present working on this piece in the open adjacent space to a workshop I was giving so could witness everything from her vantage point.  As my workshops tend to bring out expressions of joy, one would think she had not received much in not participating or in her expression afterwards. Though of the 100 individuals that were in my course, she was the one who ended up coming to my trainings, and coming more than once.

I’ve learned to realize that the inner expression of action is more reliable a measure than the outer reactions in this way, time and again. In accepting her to work at the edge of the room as she did, she was able to absorb our experience in her own way and accepted our presence in her work. We both ended up receiving something more in the realm of acceptance than we might if we divided, separated or judged.

A suggestion to walk with:

What more is gain when we define acceptance utilize it?

 

 

TLS 365 Experience 2018: The Year of Living Honestly
Whether it’s a daily walk, teaching others, sharing an experience, expressions of art, building or design, we explore the questions of what brings us to honesty in our use of the labyrinth. 

In a world of emerging truth, the labyrinth is a great experience to discover more of what is right and true about ourselves and humanity. Join us in sharing the honest moments it reveals.

 

Daily unfolding the process:
Next Mid Month 365 Experience Gathering on February 15th  to explore the monthly focus. Share your posts from your walks and experiences with our theme this week at: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org

 

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Natural Sole

TLS 365 Experience #130
July 8, 2017

Walking naturally and with sole appreciationI enjoy feeling connected to the labyrinth in my walk.

I really appreciate the times when a natural meeting of my barefoot being integrates with the path of purpose for the moment. It brings a sense of organic freedom and I notice I move differently than when I walk in shoes.

I seem to feel each step more intimately and integrate the experience with a greater sensory perception. I feel the coolness of the stone and notice the unevenness of the pattern. I become aware of the leaves, twigs and seeds that have become windswept onto the path now with touch, sound and visual encounter.

As I complete my experience, I am reminded of how much more I absorbed, as I attempt to brush away the sand, leaves and particles tucked into the crevices of the labyrinth that have imprinted new patterned indents into my sole.  I can reflect perhaps a little more expansively on the patterns and impressions that have been left upon my soul when I walk in this natural way.

Today’s Experience submitted:
LAT, Labyrinth Facilitator and Designer
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Where Does It Go?

TLS 365 Experience #117
June 25, 2017

I’ve learned to say thank you before and after my walk, and I have to think so many do this as well, as the gifts that come in the occupation are a blessing. I say thanks as well as I have to wonder where all that is left behind from a walk goes? People walk and release and what they each hold and let go becomes part of the labyrinth, maybe even for the next individual or group to experience.

With all those personal experiences filling the labyrinth, that is a lot to hold and quite a vessel to absorb. Maybe it’s like a black hole, fixed in time and space adding layers of experiences. Not so very unlike humans in this circle of giving and receiving it seems.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Doss, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Absorbing the Labyrinth

Hopefully all these ways that I am finding our of value to all of you. In the spirit of moving differently we are also moved differently in cognitive and socio emotional and spiritual ways too. How we are moved in the end might have something to do with how we also moved differently. The story of Insanity is to do the same thing repetitively and expect a different outcome.

The interesting things that are found when moving in different ways are as vast and varied as our minds would care to conceive as it can be something very small and seeming insignificant, or something life changing… it is all about looking for it.

AmazeME labyrinth

The AmazeMe Labyrinth

I came across this image online where the “AmaZeME” Labyrinth was created in a New York Library. Where the term labyrinth is often used loosely in literature to describe a maze or some kind of endless loops of confusion, the truth is that on every journey there is an education and something to absorb.

Imagine the volumes of books, periodicals and media substance that went into the piles and piles of material used to create it. Then imagine being able to simply open to received the variety of materials as you made your way along the path.

The labyrinth affords us that opportunity everyday. Just being open and ready to allow the walk to upload into our existence we can be that much more aware of the very nuances of the simple acts of nature, threads of purpose or what is drawn to the path. Simply using the word “absorb” we suggest a simple idea to draw into and deepen the meaning…at least for today.

I absorbed and it was the wind that I noticed. Mostly because it was subtle and light. It was the gentle exchange between movement and non movement throughout. At one point I simply stopped and listened and in the listening I let go and allowed the wind to direct me noting where on my body it directed and the course it plotted. It meant I didn’t walk all the paths and instead charted a new one. It made all the difference in my day and was a strong message for me about something that felt forced.

A deep breath with ahhhh – ha at the end,

Lynda

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