Posts Tagged With: acceptance

The Oneness

Day 111: April 21
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

the labyrinth of onesYears ago the day of November 11, 2011 invited a design of elevens for a simple navigational experience. Today in adding one more one, things took off with a binary beat of lines and circles or ones and zeros. With a few circles for circumference symbolizing the endless singular line, the copious amount of ones became tracks  laid out on a path of length and width in a direction that goes both this way and that.

With all the talk of oneness these days, we seem to be more focused on the duality of this side or that, this way or that and this and that. Even choice is a division of oneness. How does one get to oneness with the acceptance required? Play with the honest capability of what we can do and who we are as it is the one truth that lays within. With a little amusement, in this design, to find the oneness, one must go within.

On this 111th day…
Reflect in your walk, what is within today that symbolizes your appreciation of what oneness is in your steps.

 

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April's Banner Year of Living Honestly 2018April’s Focus

Let this month unfurl your creativity, spontaneity and jocularity. It feels good to feel good and while we have been conditioned to shush our good times, let the labyrinth be our own private creation station of amusement, enjoyment and playful experiments. This month educate with amusement and see how much farther you get. Have fun and be creative.  We have three opportunities to education your potential with amusement this month that involves either your personal walk, your ability to design and how much you can learn by sharing. On your Mark, Get Set…Go!

  1. Innovate – Walk Amused
    In the 30 days that grace this month, play with the way you personally experience the labyrinth. Let this season of education be one of personal bests and enjoy finding a new way to be innovative, creative, inspired and amused in your personal experiences. I’d love to see what you come up with!
    Please share your wonderful experiences! 

2. Create – Design Inspired 
To date I have created 95 different labyrinth creations and designs since the beginning of the year, let that inspire you to create something new this month that is inspiring and firing for your imagination. Einstein said that playing with ideas was the highest form of research and this is an education for all of us.  As you walk in new ways, share your designs as I have done with mine last year and this. Perfection isn’t what we are after, amusement is! I look forward to seeing what you come up with! I will toss out lots of inspiring ideas… stay tuned daily.
Share away and become a glad designer instead of a mad one!  

3. Relate – Share with Care
One of the best ways to learn anything is having to teach or explain it to someone else. Whether you facilitate others, teach or simply share with a few, spend the month discovering amusing new ways to help others get more out of their walk with a lighter attitude and a more earnest enjoyment in what you share. Anything you want to know more about, share and this month share with a fun flair and notice how much more you actually begin to understand. You just might find a side of yourself forgotten. To receive all that, be a great giver.
Share what you discover! 

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Within the Losss

Day 57: February 26
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

 

Hearing of a loss today was a heartfelt reminder of what was valued, appreciated and engaged. In this gift of life, nothing is guaranteed or deserved. There is nothing we are entitled to or any real expectation until we assign it and when we have opportunity for such a life review, the grateful moments appreciate lost life much more than any thing not completed or accomplished. Those appreciates convey the true worth of life, always in what was accomplished, and more importantly how we love and were loved.  If we have contributed well, we might see evidence of why the world was better with us in it, though for many, that wisdom is more readily found in the people left behind with their memories and feelings. That is what is so important about gatherings of goodbye, it is the opportunity to share, speak and survey the many perspectives of a life.

Today I walked on the loss, the life and the contributions that were honest and heartfelt over the years and by the comments of others, grew a little more in the understanding of this individual who graced lives in her own way. Urgency arises when we see a life that had many years left to explore, though at the core of it all, each comes into this life for a prescribed amount of time to explore and expand in their own unique timeframe and style. Accepting and appreciating are the two things that might be most heartfelt and true. It is what I walked away with and what grew in perspective for the remainder of the day.


A suggestion to walk with:

On this 58th day…
Walk in your own appreciations and acceptances made, noting the truth and expansive nature in doing so.

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February’s Focus

As it is the second month of the year, enjoy two opportunities… discovery and realization.

  1. Discover your Love capacity:
    This month’s 28 days will focus on how we are loving the moments we are creating. Learning to be “in love” with our focus, it expands who we are beyond the partnered relational aspects and into the focus of loving what we offer the world, who we are in community, relating at a higher level to everything and everyone; and most significantly,  elevating the relationship we have with ourselves. Prepare for a wonderful experience of exercising the power of love with the freedom of honesty to realize a greater look at possibilities and potential n a delightful way. Discover how capable you are!

2. Realize synchronous evidence:
Inspired by the variety of heart shaped labyrinths, this month capture your experiences with images of the heart. Be on the look out for where the synchronicity of the moments where your heart is in focus and then look around to see where you can find the shape of a heart in symbol. Your awareness will expand and you just might be surprised to find that when we look with an open heart, we can find it in reference near by. It does require a bit of imagination, though the findings are wonderfully worth it. Share all the heart shaped labyrinth images you find with images, links or comments and I will be happy to post the images and moments.

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Container of Renewal

TLS 365 Experience #216
October 2, 2017

The labyrinth is a container that is big enough to hold anything that is too big for me to handle. It is a place of sacred peace that embraces all the wild emotions that life pulls out of me and finesses them into acceptance and wisdom. I feel supported, I feel guided on the path, and illumined by the center. In the choosing to re-enter my life by walking the path out, I am renewed.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Kay Whipple, TLS Board President
New York


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
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2. Receive
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The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Affirming Words

TLS 365 Experience #203
September 19, 2017

I’ve learned to express the thoughts that I want to live more frequently in my day. As I evolve in this new and enlightening place of resilience, I appreciate the labyrinth more. As I walk in with the thoughts and words for my day, I express them throughout the walk and what I become aware of, is the way in which I express the words changes from beginning to end.

There is either a soft acceptance and appreciable understanding or a confident knowing that affirms these words as my own. In each case, what changes in the expression as I spiral my way inward is the relationship I have with the words. Where they begin outside myself, they join me in the inward walk. By the center, I own the words. My walk outward has a different feeling, a new tone and a quality of humble acceptance.

As I leave the walk of the labyrinth, I step into the walk of my day more of myself than before.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. Burns, Architect, Labyrinth designer
Nevada


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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A Path of Metaphor

TLS 365 Experience #108
June 16, 2017

Metaphors become simple realizations on the labyrinth.

The walk of the labyrinth offers awareness with a  glimpse of perspective, and as we continue on each step has a way of bearing proof and an easier acceptance. We can’t really hide from ourselves on the labyrinth, our truth has a way of showing up. In the metaphor, however the truth becomes a gentle suggestion and the path provides time and reinforced direction to comprehend and appreciate.

Where people aren’t always able to tell us the truth, the labyrinth has the metaphor that helps us to be grateful for it.

Today’s Experience submitted:
LY, Labyrinth Facilitator
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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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


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. 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

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

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

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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


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. 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

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

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

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A Blissful Curiosity

TLS 365 Experience #66
May 5, 2017

The ladies of the guild came to the labyrinth with undecided ideas.
It was an opportunity to walk together and experience something new in doing so.
They were unsure, curious and a bit skeptical of this labyrinth thing, yet their curiousness made them peer past their propriety to consider the ancient lore and current education that was shared.

As they embarked upon their journey their was a twittering of communication, followed by glances that defied intrusion into their perception, and soon a surrounding silence as each contemplated the place where their foot met the path more intently.

What began with resistance ended in acceptance as the ladies of the guild dismissed the previous cautions to give way to natural curiosity. What had been a skeptical ignorance became a blissful curiosity.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
LAT, Labyrinth Designer
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. 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

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

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

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The Labyrinth, A Patient Provider

TLS 365 Experience  #10
March 10, 2017

A Patient Provider

When the call is clear, the labyrinth appears!

For over two weeks life has offered familial concern and life support. There exists much bliss in family gathering, though overt concern by all for the life of our young soul suddenly in a deciding transition. It’s one of those things that no one expects.

Just knowing a labyrinth was present on hospital grounds was a comforting way to reach out and imagine the path for the reassuring moments it provided when choosing not to leave the interior environs. Witnessing another walk with their own story, from a respectful distance, also reminded me I was not alone in my hope. Walking it gave my feet purpose as each circuit created new gratitude to all involved in the care and healing from the immediate to the celestial.

Inspiring in it’s many ways to walk. Knowing, yet still realizing the greatness of its provisions, ready and available in service. Remembering to walk a circuit of gratitude for its presence, and all who brought it forth.

 

Today’s Experience Submitted by:
Lynda Tourloukis, 365 Experience Coordinator
Chicago


 The TLS 365 Experience:  A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. 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

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

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

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