Day 66: March 7
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover
The grace of the Euler spiral is in its elegant lines that begin with zero curvature at the origin and then arch outward to equalize the spirals diameter in proportion to its length. It defines the linear relationship between curvature and arc length. Leonhard Euler was a Swiss German mathematician, physicist, astronomer, logician and engineer. Accomplished on many levels he is revered as a leading mathematician of the 18th century and is the only mathematician to have two numbers named after him. The elegance of this spiral was formed to innovate the concept of elasticity and to mathematics. Euler’s spiral serves as the basis for Cornu’s spiral and serves as a solution to the practical purposes of a variety of operational elements, such as those related to Gamma, Gauss Error and Hypergeometric functions. It’s value lays in its elegant design and variable application. Mathematicians, artists and theorists agree, it is a beautiful visual element with great purpose.
In repeating its simple structure, it can become more, as in the depiction of this six petaled connection using three Euler spirals to inspire nature’s symmetry in floral petals appreciating the long arc and central connection that naturally apply form and function. It is in the message of this spiral and its perspective from the origin point of to the curvature developed on the way to its destination that reminds us of more efficient ways to go from our own point A to point B. Today was such a walk in removing the unnecessary and staying the course of the curve to a more effective outcome. The practicality of the labyrinth is marvelous when we consider its natural elemental design.
It is an ease for complication and an inspiring triple treat in a design that applies what is Effective, Efficient and Elegant in its purpose.
A suggestion to walk with:
On this 67th day…
What is most efficient and effective in your walk of today, what is necessary and what does not fit the scope of your destination?
As it is now the third month of the year and our last month of growing awareness before we delve into the ways of education, allow this month be one that creates both the light hearted discovery and profound realization. How can you create more awareness with the labyrinth personally or in the ways you share with others? Where do you notice a spiral effect that takes you to the point or away from it? Be on the lookout for the spiraling nature this month.
In the 31 Days this month offers, become aware of the daily realizations that you create and discover. Walking daily creates compound interest in what you look forward to and discover each day. Let March become your month of expanded capacity as you walk to make each day and adventure in exploration of what more you can explore. Seek to spiral into new and inspiring realization and whether it is rich and profound or light hearted and amusing… be open, walk with intention and you are bound to come away larger.
One can realize and find much in the depth of understanding that awareness offers us, though when we look forward to realization of that depth and awareness, it can inspire new ways of appreciation and discovery in both our process and capabilities as we are constantly growing, no matter what age. Invite the element of surprise into what you realize as it can lift what you discover into seeing a bit more than before. Notice the spiral effect of how you move from realize to surprise and make discovery more significant and true.