Posts Tagged With: Design

A Simple Check In

TLS 365 Experience #113
June 21, 2017

I used to walk the labyrinth daily, I did this for years and wasn’t at all sure of why I made a daily commitment of it.  Yet, something about taking a walk somewhere in my day gave me a  reference point for being present to what I was to experience or what I had experienced. Before I went to sleep, I would journal a bit and the experience of the labyrinth always seemed to find its way into the writing, explaining or narrating my day as if had been part of the design.

I am not sure why I stopped walking daily, though know it was a different time when I did. I realized in my regular walking,  I wasn’t able to go to sleep or feel complete in my day until I had a recap of it by walking the labyrinth. It was never an obligation, just something I looked forward to.

Now, I am not so frequent, though do realize that there are times when I just want to regroup and I find myself stopping in the midst of the day to trace a finger labyrinth in the air. Short and sweet it does the job of giving me a moment to check in.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
CM, Labyrinth Facilitator
Florida


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Design it Your Way

TLS 365 Experience #90
May 29, 2017

My morning was beginning to take on great proportions of inefficiency in time and task. I knew I had to stop and reflect as I was seeming to repeat a great number of steps to get closer to my goal. Just when I was thinking I was almost there, I seemed to be farther away and when I finally surrendered I found I was closer than expected.

Remembering the labyrinth, I realized I had been traveling the it’s path, though quite ineffectively. I stopped to reframe the necessity of my production versus my efforts and understood I didn’t need to use the 12 circuits of the Chartres Design I had been walking. Cutting out a few redundancies, I found a five circuit path would provide me with more time and better reflection.

As I relate things more like a walk on the labyrinth, my five circuits make a lot of sense. They’ve become rich and quality oriented. I see this as my five step program and in each path what is most important is accomplished and when it seems to reverse its pattern with new direction from time to time, I see it is just a moment for review  with checks and balances to realize before moving forward.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Claire E., Administrator, TLS Member
Nevada


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Walking With The Body

TLS 365 Experience #83
May 22, 2017

I walk a lot.
I like to walk.
When I am on a long walk in nature it is a fabulous thing to be reminded of how natural we truly are. There is a sense of naturalness that I relate to as I walk the labyrinth.

As I move inward in a spiraling way and recognize the shifts in the turn that occur on my journey inward, I recogize the natural way our body flows. The brain and the belly each wind themselves inward to a central location, though along the way there are these turns that seem to take slighly different directions, only to return again moving inward. The fingerprints navigate in the same manner as does the fine circuitry of our inner ears, though looking at the design in our outer ear makes for wonder as well.

When we look more closely at the body design, there is much to indicate that it’s natural operation is very labyrinth in nature. So when I do place my foot upon the path to begin a walk and focus on the whole of my body, I find that everything about me is alert to the steps I take in a most natural way.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Ann T., Life Talker, Labyrinth Walker
Illinois


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Just Different

TLS 365 Experience #42
April 11, 2017

I came upon an interesting path.

Located at the front of the church, it was far enough away from the busy street, though instead of being private and secluded in the back or side, it was right out in front. Thirteen yews encircled it to create a secluded environment, and it was as if the yews served as a large arm of the church protecting this sacred space. Interesting!

The path turned right at the beginning, which was different and reminded me of what a right-handed society we truly live in. The path was also elevated, leaving the borders at ground level…growing more curious.

A unique design, and though it met all the labyrinth specifications, it was just different. The artifacts and icons surrounding it were an interesting mix of yellow roses, religious statuary, modern peace symbols, flags, hearts and whimsically placed as if a guard, A small resin stated of Scooby Doo of cartoon animation.

Nothing wrong or odd, though very different and curious. An unusual creation among the many I’ve visited. Then discovering soon after that this labyrinth had been built by Youth Ministry. Ahhh….understanding. Smile…just different!

Today’s Experience submitted by:
LAT, Life Design
Illinois


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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,

Lynda

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