Day 64: March 5
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover
The Archimedes Spiral is known as the Arithmetic Spiral because at its center point it has the ability to connect on radius with other equational points as it expands. Named after the Greek mathematician born in the 3rd century BC, Archimedes did not invent or discover this spiral, though translated its use to square the circle and trisect an angle. This basic form remains a significant basis for the mechanical designs that compress gases, coils for watches, water springs and even the grooves in our recording devices. We can find this design in microbiology, neurology and even digital light processing to name a few applications.
One may not consider this simple spiral much of a labyrinth, until you add the component of an individual walking it. We are the added element that becomes the movement and part of the mechanism of a scroll compressor. Our movement into the spiral becomes a moving spiral that applies itself to the permanent element of the spiraled curvature line. When we do this, we are simulating the active motion of a scroll compressor. In walking we activate the math and mechanism without much thought of the realization that we have indeed become a element of moving matter. It is no surprise that the spiral designs within our human structure are also activated with our movement and that we stir our mind, our body and the seat of our soul.
Activating the human condition awakens are part of the equation and as we move matter, we also move what matters.
A suggestion to walk with:
On this 65th day…
Turn your own spirals into a mechanism for what matters for your energy and matter as a human machine to realize, surprise and energize more signif
As it is now the third month of the year and our last month of growing awareness before we delve into the ways of education, allow this month be one that creates both the light hearted discovery and profound realization. How can you create more awareness with the labyrinth personally or in the ways you share with others? Where do you notice a spiral effect that takes you to the point or away from it? Be on the lookout for the spiraling nature this month.
In the 31 Days this month offers, become aware of the daily realizations that you create and discover. Walking daily creates compound interest in what you look forward to and discover each day. Let March become your month of expanded capacity as you walk to make each day and adventure in exploration of what more you can explore. Seek to spiral into new and inspiring realization and whether it is rich and profound or light hearted and amusing… be open, walk with intention and you are bound to come away larger.
One can realize and find much in the depth of understanding that awareness offers us, though when we look forward to realization of that depth and awareness, it can inspire new ways of appreciation and discovery in both our process and capabilities as we are constantly growing, no matter what age. Invite the element of surprise into what you realize as it can lift what you discover into seeing a bit more than before. Notice the spiral effect of how you move from realize to surprise and make discovery more significant and true.