Day 134: May 14
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration
This morning began early with a Middle school audience whose Principal is instituting rocket fire change in a great way for students. As a result our group of presenters were welcomed heartily, musically serenaded and found students ready and prepared for our visit asking great questions and absorbing information with eager fascination. On the surface it seemed a welcome change for an inner city school, though as one in the spotlight to create success in this rapid way, it also appeared that with all the progress and technology promised for improvement, there was a lot of performance to consider from students. In their worthwhile efforts a few left turns may create what’s right.
This concept may have been further expressed as in contemplation of putting a finger on the pulse of the experience, a missed turn occured on the way home. What was realized was that by staying on the path ahead, a labyrinth existed in a park on the left. Slipping off the thoroughfare and into the parking area, the labyrinth resided quietly nestled into the far edge of this interesting diversion of busy main streets. This particular labyrinth is well maintained, clean and appreciably landscaped, and it sits just beyond a playground area for children. It is also a park where many homeless citizens frequent and are found talking, resting, sleeping and gathering. On this day there were quite a number present; all content with their own perspective and undisturbed by a walker’s simple journey.
The irony of the care, cleanliness and maintenance of the park area and the known condition of homelessness may seem to contrast, though like the calm in-between the busy streets and earl morning’s School Principal’s method; the city has found a way to create appreciation for its contrary realization. Those interesting turns of life that don’t seem to be at first right, can work out best for all concerned and give cause for the greater outlook to be a winning celebration. Just when we think we know the ending, a turn and a twist occur in our perspective and we might well discover something larger occuring in the labyrinth of life. Celebrate the left and right turns and appreciation may turn into realization… or realization turns into appreciation.
On this 134th day…
Celebrate your movements that appear to turn one way and take you in another direction. Let appreciation rise for the wise realizations and vice versa.
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.