Posts Tagged With: Curious

The Heart of Breakfast

Day 44: February 13
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Love

Everyone starts their day differently. This morning Mom requested some cereal for breakfast and was curious about the drawings of the labyrinth that were in the next room. Bringing in a few of the designs, she finger walked the boards that the designs were on while her cereal breakfast was being prepared. She was still curious about the designs and how each were different. So as she finished her breakfast we created a little fun playing with food.

We made a number of designs with the cereal, though the one she liked best was the heart shaped design. Even though she had eaten a regular sized  bowl of cereal, we both munched along on the Cheerios as we  designed and laughed at playing with our food. We thought if we had a tray with a lip or edge to it we could have poured milk in for the path and just grab a couple of spoons for an instant labyrinth breakfast.

It was an unplanned moment of spontaneous creation and curiosity; enjoyable for both. This is a new design of a heart within a heart that we created and both appreciated.  As we grow in age, the time we have together is more treasured and when we can enjoy honest moments of spontaneous fun with what is at hand, they become the quality moments that remind us about what is really important and what truly matters in life.


A suggestion to walk with:

On this 44th day…
Walk on what you can put into your day that will make it worthwhile and nourishing.


February’s Focus

As it is the second month of the year, enjoy two opportunities… discovery and realization.

  1. Discover your Love capacity:
    This month’s 28 days will focus on how we are loving the moments we are creating. Learning to be “in love” with our focus, it expands who we are beyond the partnered relational aspects and into the focus of loving what we offer the world, who we are in community, relating at a higher level to everything and everyone; and most significantly,  elevating the relationship we have with ourselves. Prepare for a wonderful experience of exercising the power of love with the freedom of honesty to realize a greater look at possibilities and potential n a delightful way. Discover how capable you are!

2. Realize synchronous evidence:
Inspired by the variety of heart shaped labyrinths, this month capture your experiences with images of the heart. Be on the look out for where the synchronicity of the moments where your heart is in focus and then look around to see where you can find the shape of a heart in symbol. Your awareness will expand and you just might be surprised to find that when we look with an open heart, we can find it in reference near by. It does require a bit of imagination, though the findings are wonderfully worth it. Share all the heart shaped labyrinth images you find with images, links or comments and I will be happy to post the images and moments.
Care to Share and Share to Care!



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:
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Steps of Water

TLS 365 Experience #294
December 19, 2017

footprints of water on the pool deck making a double spiral labyrinthThe grandkids know about the labyrinth from grandma and have learned some interesting things from time to time as a result. One morning in a visit with them I hopped out of the pool, the footprints from the water arched around in a semi circle and I had an idea. I kept getting my feet wet and attempted to make a double spiral labyrinth. As it was early in the morning the grandkids were not up yet, or so I thought. One by one they appeared outside ready to jump in the pool. Curious about what I was doing, they wanted to help. So I showed them what to do and soon they were racing back and forth with happy attempts to making two spirals of water footprints. A little early morning fun and a way to keep them busy so everyone could have time to rise. It didn’t photograph so well, though the intention was there and perhaps we will give it a go again later on.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Alexander, Labyrinth Facilitator

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Speaking of Curiousity

The Curious Labyrinth, Disneyland ParisI happen to have come across Alice’s Curious Labyrinth online. It is set in Paris at the Disneyland location.

At first I thought it a simple commercialization and then thinking differently as this month has called us to do along with our walking differently, I realized that if this indeed were a labyrinth, it might be a safe way to introduce children and their parents to the labyrinth.

Alice's Curious LabyrinthWhat I have learned in “game work”, yes I play games too, is that when children feel safe, they are more willing to take healthy risks involved in learning and become much more curious which is the gateway to learning.

It may be that something we all love has been trellised up with all things Disney, though if it promotes a memory where there has been none before, why not? Virginia Tooper a pillar in Education says, “If we can get them laughing, we can slip in a little education and information”. The same would hold true when you can capture anyone’s attention and with the labyrinth, we all know there is no right or wrong way to walk it. Spirituality isn’t necessarily quiet, otherwise how do we explain song, hymn and testimony?

I take risks all the time, it is where the solutions are found and possibility exists, playing it safe and doing the expected really puts us in the box that we are wanting to break free of.

In the “soft eye” of the labyrinth world, this is our opportunity to think like a child in creating a labyrinth that is all about the idea of playfulness, singing, dancing and laughing. I have found a great many adults might like something like it too.

At first glance it would appear this is a maze and it has all the familiar elements of Alice in Wonderland. I can imagine that a child would have a great time running and investigating what is around each corner as I have seen children on the labyrinth play. They really don’t need all the fuss and extras, just the simple pattern to make things fun, though there are others that it makes all the difference for and creates a safer environment for.

Mostly I can imagine how fun and playful it would be to construct a labyrinth with kids including their favorite things and letting them explore. I have one canvas design that I allow anyone to share thoughts and doodlings on. Soon it may be full of the words of walkers. Some of them are from children and one child who could not write, simply drew lines and squiggles, it is all relative. In the body of this labyrinth is the message of this child and in his squiggles he reminds us all about what is important.

Today I shall allow the heart of the child in myself to enjoy the labyrinth (of course I do this a lot), I am sure I will have all kinds of great ideas pop up as a result, becoming childlike inspires curiosity and for me that often spells creativity.

Seize the Play.


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Designed Differently

Butterfly Labyrinth

This labyrinth was designed by William Frost and his designs take the purpose in mind. I might imagine that on this particular design of the butterfly there would be a bit of whimsy and light hearted laughter joining in.

As you can see it is filled with children who do what children naturally do, flit about and make a game or fun with it. I love when a labyrinth has the benefit of children as the truth they create adds a happy dimension to the walk others can enjoy later, even without any knowledge of what went on before.

We have many traditional designs and in each if we look closely, there is something about everyone that has a mark of a special quality about it from the designer. Truly some are designed with a specific purpose in mind and the design may be what reflects it. I’ve been to many personal labyrinths where the designer or caretaker has added something significant that might be very noticeable and intentional and for others, a simple message tucked into the design.

As our month is about moving differently, if we walked in curiosity and discovery minded about what it is that stands out in the specific labyrinth you are on today, we will have enjoyed a new way to look along with our walk of curious exploration.

I find being curious, there’s not much room for the furious and the over serious. It keeps the mind and body moving and creative.

Cultivating Curiosity,


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