Posts Tagged With: coolness

The Allure of Twilight

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

 

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Adding Begets Adding

TLS 365 Experience #266
November 21, 2017

Labyrinth in the sand on the beach of a cool autumn day
Having the afternoon off and wanting to spend it outdoors while the weather still permitted, the open air called for a walk that ended up on the edge of the beach. Not complete with the walk, a long stick provided the right tool to create a quick labyrinth in the sand.

Slipping off shoes, the coolness was perfect and the grains soft and giving beneath the weight of walking. Meeting just the right requirements for soul soothing, the landscape, nature and outdoors created moments of fullness and restoration that added to me when I added them.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Yvonne S., Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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The Temperature of Gratitude

TLS 365 Experience #141
July 19, 2017

It is so hot that the air seems to be sitting on top of a furnace unmoving allowing the atmosphere to swell and take up what might be left for natural breath.

I came outside this evening in hopes to cool a bit, though it is just as hot outside it seems and as I sit wondering of a way to cool, I look out upon the labyrinth looking for a switch to relieve the intensity. I am used to asking questions of the labyrinth and find a gratitude of the heart in what it answers, knowing it is but a sequential structure for my mind to relax and inner knowing to flow, though it is nice to be able to extend the gratitude outward and get my heart and mind reprogrammed a bit.

It is in this thinking that I rise and move toward the labyrinth in this question of cooler solutions. I walk in and consider that maybe stillness wouldn’t work up a sweat, though I move on. As I move more in quite and subtle ways I begin to consider coolness. As I traverse the paths I remember my body in cool and relaxed ways. I seem to find a calm and a cooler perspective by the time I have reached the center and with much gratitude I begin a coolness meditation with my focus and breath as I walk each pathway and when I arrive at the end.

I find that this discussion has changed my inabilities and found an inner reserve that adapts, speaks and blissfully relaxes the anxieties of the heat. Mind and body are relaxed, ready to rest and appreciating the opportunity to question and answer.

Today’s Experience submitted:
Heath C., Labyrinth Enthusiast
Illinois


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