Posts Tagged With: perspective

Realized Walk

TLS 365 Experience #290
December 15, 2017

This is the happy walk of realization!
When working on a project, idea or creation, walking on it over the months has produced little bits of important information. Where walking on it more has created new and different insights. Walking even more in those curiously blocked moments has developed a range of perspective not otherwise noticed. Then when all those moments, in those walks of inquiry, release and prayer have found their saturation point, there is one more walk left. It is the moment of happy realization in the completion, appreciation of the struggle and affirmation of the goal. This is the walk we wait for and when it is said and done, we look for the next idea or project to come.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
J. Taylor, Project Manager, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Iowa


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Gifts of Light

TLS 365 Experience #287
December 12, 2017

Hanukkah begins tonight, and I am reminded of the messages and meanings in these eight days of light and dedication. Walking each path on the labyrinth with a small group, the labyrinth to some seemed more Christian. Explaining the ancient origins of this cretan style path, all had new perspective and as we walked in rededication, each path resembled a new light to focus upon. In later discussion, more could see how this might be considered a tool of focus and dedication and open to all. It turned the conversation to one of open and accepting. It was a new idea for most and in the end, the light of new perspective and appreciation was the gift of this day in the spirit of dedicating the oneness of humanity’s spirit.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Sharon Stone, Labyrinth Facilitator
Florida


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Conflict Resolution

TLS 365 Experience #257
November 12, 2017

Conflicts indeed can be sorted out on the labyrinth, from the internal conflict we might struggle with on any given day to the difference of opinion that two people might be on either side of understanding. Though differences between groups of people and even our nation might well be served with a walk on the labyrinth.

Over the years of offering walks and talks of the labyrinth, I’ve come to learn of the many ways that indifference can become difference, which makes more matter and at least have an opinion. Difference can become appreciated for what it is and for what is not understood and causes conflict, the labyrinth walk helps perspective to grow and more to be understood and appreciated. Conflict is everywhere and found in everyday, time on the labyrinth allows for time and viewpoint to change.

When I heard the labyrinth was used instead of time out isolation at an elementary school, it brought hope for evolvement in education.  I think if we can get more of humanity to sort out life’s issues on the labyrinth more regularly, we might indeed have the peace we seek.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
N. Jablonski, Labyrinth Facilitator
Ohio


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Placement

TLS 365 Experience #233
October 19, 2017

Placement of a labyrinthWhere we place a labyrinth is important to it’s intention for use. For those who make offering to others with their design of labyrinth, a purpose that flows in the design renders an ease of use and a caring of what is shared. It speaks volumes in where and how it is placed for use.

The place of space
for a Labyrinth use
leaves a lingering trace
with care infused
for everyone in all the days
with perspective views
to walk aways
and learn anew
at their own pace.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
B. Rose, Facilitator
Illinois


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Sad to Glad

TLS 365 Experience #202
September 18, 2017

Very sad today. I am not sure how to explain the depth of what brings me to this sadness, though it is heavy and deep. I choose to walk the labyrinth today however in honor of this sadness as it’s pain and discomfort is a reminder that I cared, loved and was involved. So I walk the labyrinth in this way in observance and appreciation. As I walk I am reminded of the actions I took and efforts I made that brought me to this point. I turn the corner and turn my thoughts from fault to appreciation that I made the effort. I am reminded of the importance of my efforts and the importance of myself and I walk on. I consider the feelings I have had and as I make another turn, I am finding myself noticing both the uncomfortable pain and the fact that I have feelings.

I notice where and what hurts and I realize the throbbing and pulsing and still myself with hand over heart. There is throbbing and pulsing and I am aware of how this beating heart allows me to care and flow and that I did.  As I continue I find my thoughts arise and a diminished perspective sees the habits I have outgrown revisited and the ones that still evoke self doubt and sabotage. Interestingly these thoughts mount as I come to make another turn. On the other side of it, I realize what has been, what is and what I wish to think beyond. I realize worth of self in these steps and the thoughts that support what I can do, what I offer and what I am.

As I come into the center I come into the choice of the way I appreciate my life and how the sadness becomes my teacher and a reminder of my gladness often. As I leave the center, I move onto each path in the thoughts and feelings of what I hold dear and how it heightens my heart and moves me into a gladness for my sadness and an appreciable sense of well being.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Francis H. Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Moving On

TLS 365 Experience #157
Aug. 4, 2017

Today I had my son in mind. I have missed him and know he is working on building a new life and glad when we can connect. Those first periods of adjustment can require moments to be reminded that evolution requires movement. When I first began the walk on the labyrinth today, I thought of what I missed and by the time I had come around to complete the walk, I was reminded of what both he and I gained in his moving on.  The labyrinth always offers a wise perspective.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
CMT, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Texas


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A Path of Metaphor

TLS 365 Experience #108
June 16, 2017

Metaphors become simple realizations on the labyrinth.

The walk of the labyrinth offers awareness with a  glimpse of perspective, and as we continue on each step has a way of bearing proof and an easier acceptance. We can’t really hide from ourselves on the labyrinth, our truth has a way of showing up. In the metaphor, however the truth becomes a gentle suggestion and the path provides time and reinforced direction to comprehend and appreciate.

Where people aren’t always able to tell us the truth, the labyrinth has the metaphor that helps us to be grateful for it.

Today’s Experience submitted:
LY, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Full Circle

TLS 365 Experience #104
June 12, 2017

I had walked the labyrinth for years independently enjoying my experience before sharing it with others. I know what I felt, though like many researched, read and discovered the many nuances and fascinating perspectives over time. Somehow each little bit of information made the experience that much more significant and it seemed like this pattern held both simplicity and complexity.

When I was asked to share the experience, it was for a change of seasons and a change of direction. Somehow I just knew what I would share as we are always about change on the labyrinth, and always moving in new directions.  I assembled quotes of so many that had walked before with perspectives of each walk and very simply asked each to embrace the change each felt from path to path and start to finish. The nervousness disappeared when I invited each to the experience as I didn’t need to do anything but allow each to walk their way and discover as I had.

Our talk that followed was full of rich and appreciable stories and sharing. I found it an incredible honor to share what I deeply related to and discover some of the same messages I had experienced over time being repeated in this circle of individuals. I realized this is what it meant to come full circle… on this circle of steps.

Today’s Experience submitted:
A. Livingston, Labyrinth Enthusiast & Facilitator
Washington


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The Path and Process

TLS 365 Experience #89
May 28, 2017

One of the ways I educate with the labyrinth, is in the process of getting ready for something. Before we begin any great project, a chance to ask some important questions and to learn to listen for the answers.

It teaches when we walk as everyone has to learn to negotiate their space, learn to adjust and listen and because we are typically a group in the project, learn the value of consensus. Everyone learns to appreciate and accept pace because everyone’s individual step can fuse into a collective stride.

As we come to a close,  I build in a walk at the project completion for reflection of the learning in the process at the end. The overall understanding really brings a fullness to the experience as it helps everyone to gain perspective of their individual experience as well as the group and often there tends to be a larger form of overall acceptance in each other as a result.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Dana M., High School Teacher, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


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Welcome March… Discover

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St. GilesCripplegate of London    Light after Dark Program

At the beginning of the year there were 12 words that appeared on the New Year’s walk and kept in the order they appeared, Discover was the third on the list. This month is then about discovery.  Discovery can be the simple and honest truths that appear on the path before us or the questions of life that lead to answers. There is perspective on the path to appreciate; and discovery is one item among the many that can lead to presence and purpose.

 

March is a month of change where the winds blow it in naturally and relieve the Earth of debris in some areas, where it moves to settle into others. Take notice of what lands in your life at any time this month and perhaps take it in as a message of movement to make purposeful or simply to blow away.

Discovery is found when we are present and paying attention and whether your eyebrows rise up in surprise or you skeptically investigate with furrowed brow, the activity means that you are indeed engaged in the process. Perhaps as you walk, you take notice of your brow and discover what results you get in relation to the tiny hairlines that converge to protect what the eyes see. Engage in discovery and let your path shine purpose.

 

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