Day 25: January 25
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Definition
This mornings definition called for barefoot in the small hours of the morning’s twilight. The gravel and dirt cold beneath my feet longed a bit for the familiar warm earth and grass mown labyrinth of my backyard in the Midwest a few summers ago.
The Chicago chill of January reminded me of the snow shuffling, so my mind sought out warmer memories. While currently its much warmer in the desert, the morning holds a coolness to bristle the spirit and awaken the stride. Reminded of the Annual Gathering’s walk in similar hours the green of the grass was alluring to my barefooted heart and noting the illumination still glowing in the predawn shadows, I found the walk invigorating at first, but numbing by the center. Thankful for the small platform in the center, it allowed time for thawing out.
The very real wish to engage in what appeared magical gave way to the reality of the numbing effect, which was all too similar in this mornings walk in the uncomfortability of barefoot on cold stones and gravel. Sometimes the allure of a fantasy meets reality and gives into practicality and sometimes the endurance provides an introspective of ourselves that goes beyond what we may believe we are capable of when curiosity overtakes reasoning. These twilight hours can be the daring time of infinite possibilities and the honest moments where we dare to delve into dreams and desires come at a time when we are often the only ones up to witness it.
A suggestion to walk with:
Imagine your honesty at predawn, how does it call forth truth?
TLS 365 Experience 2018: The Year of Living Honestly
Whether it’s a daily walk, teaching others, sharing an experience, expressions of art, building or design, we explore the questions of what brings us to honesty in our use of the labyrinth.
In a world of emerging truth, the labyrinth is a great experience to discover more of what is right and true about ourselves and humanity. Join us in sharing the honest moments it reveals.
Daily unfolding the process:
Next Mid Month 365 Experience Gathering on February 15th to explore the monthly focus. Share your posts from your walks and experiences with our theme this week at: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org