TLS 365 Experience #163
Aug. 10, 2017
In the morning, I find I use the labyrinth to awaken, appreciation and create ideas for the day. The walk is opening and refreshing and an exercise of mind and body movement.
In the afternoon, I consider the use of the labyrinth to evaluate the intention of the day and how it has progressed and what is yet to come.
In the evening, I discover the use of the labyrinth to report to myself on the mindfulness of which my day was full, partial or randomly absent.
I think the pattern of the labyrinth is much like a clock in it’s design. At different times in my day, I wish to focus on different things and the ideas of beginning, amidst, and ending bring forth different attentions as the parts of our day might.
Today’s Experience submitted by:
June N., Labyrinth Facilitator
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The Ides of any month is indeed in the middle, settling typically on the 15th. The story of Julius Caesar in 44 BC that makes us “Beware the Ides” for March, comes from Shakespeare’s soothsayer foretelling doom for Caesar.
The calendar of Caesar’s time was much different as it was numbered backwards using three points in the calendar for date association. The Nones were either the 5th or 7th day, the Ides were the 13th or 15th, and the Kalends were the first of the following month. It can create an appreciation for the simple way we have to look at time and its relative importance in our busy days.
Somehow it is very relevant when we impose time on the labyrinth. In this image I superimposed an older clock onto the paths of the labyrinth and as it is a lunar calendar in some respects the idea of time and space are very synchronous on the labyrinth.
Today in my labyrinth, I noted times of significance based on the rotation of the clock and the assigned hours where I most felt notice. On a larger scale it related to the months of the year. It was a very telling walk, illuminated with many time related factors and in mid month, a great reminder to stop and take a look at what I have created for March so far and what I still have time to make it into.
Enjoy your own Ides awareness and may time be in step with your desires,