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Perspectives of a Visual Walk

Day 221  August 9
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

image of the glass labyrinth in Kansas City, MO

The Glass Labyrinth of Kansas City, MO. Photo Credits: My Modern Met

Weighing in at just under 1 million pounds, the Earth supports an art installation that measures 62 x 62 x 62 feet in a triangular shape. It is a glass labyrinth with walls that make the walk transparent in looking through glass that is one inch thick. Being transparent it might seem that all things are illuminated, though it seems to bring out the fear of being seen in some. Having walked this labyrinth it’s top is open and it’s focus is the same as all labyrinths. The added feature of constructing walls and ones that add prisms of sight might be the factor that elicits a bit of unease to the novice in walking. It can be great fun to walk with others as we did as a group, and yet its singular pathways of enclosure also allow our personal walk to continue.  For those children that used it in amusement, those that needed focus, learned this lesson in a hard way.

This glass labyrinth is part of the outdoor sculptures found at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. In the area for another group conference, it was enlightening to take a group over to this labyrinth to enjoy it myself, though the observation of the interactions of others was priceless and the messages kept showing up during our conference in the next few days. More Info on the Glass Labyrinth

State of Missouri with labyrinth designWe don’t always know the outcome of where we are going in full when we head out in a destination, as many things can show up on our path that we never considered. Even when we can see clearly what seems to be ahead, much like this labyrinth, it doesn’t mean that obtaining it would be found on a straight line. The labyrinth unites us through reflection as this labyrinth clearly demonstrated, though no matter how many could see the way more easily, it didn’t mean that they would all understand it in this way.  I also liked that intrigue united our group, as with that, we explored the labyrinth that we might not have otherwise.

Daily Insights : On this 221st day…
Consider all that you can see and how many more depths of perspective there are to see any one point in your walk of this day.


Building Paths of United Insights
US Interactive Map Progress

Based on what is sent in this month, we will track our travel process across the United States to create a labyrinth or a maze? Help us to direct our focus with unique labyrinths, locations and information each day that will diagram a path that unites us. Link to our United Path for August


States of United August Focus Banner Image
Opportunities for August

As we traveled the globe in search of exploration and returned with an abundance of realizing the consecutive connectives of the world in June and July, we touched the mere surface of our planet through the eyes of the labyrinth.  In the month of August, we continue the explorative nature looking for what insight brings us to unite. It can be a  discovery of the united purpose that we connect with others, or in the way we bring who we are with what we can and want to do.  What August brings is a focus of how the labyrinth brings state of being united, within ourselves within the United States. Send along the labyrinths, programs, art, and offerings within the United States that you feel best represents this for daily postings. 

  1. What Unites
    Reach out and share the unique labyrinths in this month within the United States that serve to unite. We look for the unique design, interesting purpose, connected message, in the labyrinth or in the ways we share with others in message or program, art, design and education applied. Share your ideas, programs, purpose images and experiences at the 365 Experience on the TLS website providing some detail of why you design, share, create, build or simply walk, who benefits and how it helps us unite. Personal insight or National perspectives are welcome.

  2. What brings Insight
    As we take each day of the 31 available in August exploring what brings us insight with our selves or as a nation through the paths of the Labyrinth.  This quarter focuses on the ways we apply the insight we gain and as we are united with our own insights, may we use them as well in a way that unites us personally and also purposefully with others as a nation united.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday August 15th at NOON PST
    Be curious, research and share what you know of unique United States labyrinths, the people, the programs, the designs, the resources or simply the desires in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with a greater appreciation of what unites us with more impactful insight that brings our labyrinth connection in line with greater perspective in our year of living honestly.   Call connection Information
  4.  Share your Ideas, images, designs and add to the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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Bonafide Fun

TLS 365 Experience #245
October 31, 2017

The Labyrinth of Chicken Bones, Cobwebs and things that Go Bump in the night... LAT2010It’s always fun to work with kids, they have wonderful imaginations and I often find their creativity inspiring as it is playful, limitless and speaks to their truth.  As Halloween approached I asked a teacher to gather chicken bones and secured more at the local butcher shop during the month. Chicken bones tend to be small so work well in the building of labyrinth in pieces. The teacher brought the kids into our nearby center for an afternoon of discovery with the idea of appreciating the imagination and inspiration and in a world that can be unnerving for kids;  finding the fun of tethering on the edge of the unknown.

On dark table tops the illuminated circles brought light to work with as the kids played a game in teams and got to pick out the bones from a bucket as they guessed correctly. We played a variety of games with the bones and part of the fun of the day was in building a labyrinth with them.taking away the myth and the monster to add magic and meaning.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Experience Coordinator
Illinois & Nevada

The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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