Day 320 November 16
In The Year of Honest Living
In The Quarter of: Contribution
In The Month of: Grateful Pathways
Week Three: Appreciation
We’ve explored the expression and the expansion elements of gratitude, and this week we delve into a week in the power of feeling. It is much more than a tactile approach as it involves the somatic bodily realization, thought process, related emotion, sensory, energetic and soul emanating understanding all wrapped into the experience of gratitude called appreciation.
As an element of gratitude, appreciation puts us in touch with what shapes our ability to know in a way that elevates our understanding. As appreciation is longer lettered than our seven day experiences, in six days two letters will be appreciated on the path of what we take into our walk and what we take out of it.
Acceptance to Possibilities
Consider the preparation, invitation and your continuation into the concept of acceptance on this path or in this walk as a whole. Acceptance is a larger issue than most are aware of and with anything large, small steps of appreciation will assist in acknowledging the gift of accepting things as they are. Walk in with what you know you can accept and in the steps you make, observe what else you can accept. This is an allowance, not an obligation, it is the way of appreciation. Step lightly and when you forget, remember and begin anew with appreciation growing.
Walk out with Possibilities
The first path provides us with beginnings, newness and fresh starts. With acceptance in this new place, results are favorable. It is in the practice of it that we can get lose our path and direction, when we forget the main focus. Accepting that we are lost is a first step and in each progressive step we see ourself more clearly in the moments we create. As we come to the end of this walk, the possibilities rise in where we can go next, what we have yet to learn, and in all that seems impossible, we can step out into what is more possible with appreciation.
Daily Insights : On the first path of Appreciation in this 320th day…
Walk in with acceptance and notice the possibilities you walk out with.
Week Three Focus: Appreciation
In discovering the elements of gratitude, thanks is an expression we use to communicate our sense of what we hold gratitude for. Explore the ways Appreciation is felt this week on the labyrinth in daily walks, group facilitation, program creation, offerings, artwork, illustration and design, building canvas or permanent designs, books written or poetry created. However you find thanks as the path, on the path or of the path you are on… how is it expressed?
- Personal: consider the ways of your own personal adventures and use.
- Associations: contemplate the ways of use with friends, family, and relationships or other acquaintances.
- Environs: realize the community uses, organizations, landscapes encountered.
- Global: imagine the ways that what you do reaches others in the world environs.
Share and become part of history and her story…
- share your experience as part of the Labyrinth Society’s Daily Wisdom Archive.
Consider the topic with the ways you currently use the labyrinth for self or sharing with others:
• Personal Walk
• Group Walk, Program, Workshop, Education, etc.
• Designs, Artwork, illustrations, photos of labyrinth you walked, etc.
• Building concepts, tips, techniques, design ideas, etc.
• Personal Development, Guidance, Growth orientation, etc
• Writing, poetry, creations, installations, etc.
• Learn something new about yourself, others or the labyrinth this month.
Be curious, join the conversation and share your experiences of the first two weeks in the month of thanks and appreciative gratitude.
Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you have discovered in the first half of the month, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what may bring morel insight into the second half of the month with a labyrinth connection and a greater perspective in our year of living honestly.
Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society