Day 67: March 8
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover
In 1979 Helmut Vogel used the Fibonacci sequence to define the geometrical spacing of sunflower seeds using polar coordinates which rotate in postion along a spiral at points measured using the golden mean at a radius to a specific square root. The spacing generated points that form a spiral emulating the pattern of seed placement. Today’s design inspired the spiraling of non circular shapes based on Vogel’s pattern of spiraling points and angles. While Vogel could not explain why the seeds grow in this specific way, he could use math to define the pattern that moves us closer to understanding the natural world and its relative principles.
Patterns are everywhere, including the customary and routine patterns of our own daily existence. Understanding patterns, like the metaphors of the labyrinth can help us to realize more of what flows with pattern and what the larger patterns of life can offer us. Walking on this concept today the larger concept of honesty is all about appreciating and adapting more of those larger life possibilities that are outside of our normal use. They fall into the natural geometry of the world. Each step is a pattern and just doing it a little differently, using sensory skills more appreciably, adding music, moving with intention or simply walking alone or with a group can be a way to awaken the patterns of routine existence. That is an action that can open the door to discover a natural symmetry in using patterns to realize what we are truly and honestly capable of.
A suggestion to walk with:
On this 68th day…
Walk outside of your normal pattern to discover a pattern that flows differently, sequentially and naturally.
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.