Day 82: March 23
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover
Arriving in the midst of a hard choice between a long time friend’s child’s wedding or the memorial service of an adult student were offered on the same day. Having a vital role in each, the three hour distance from one to the other would not permit attendance at both. Due to the long time connection of the friend/daughter, the wedding was the chosen option, though finding a suitable way to leave a sincere message for the ceremony was important. Two great moments that mark a milestone of life transition occurring on the same day is a humble moment to cherish the precious time of our existence.
Thinking of the tears and cheers a lifetime makes, the teardrop was the focus of this design that would be presented to the husband, son and mother of the student along with a memory collage of photos of her in our classroom. She loved the addition of the labyrinth in our workshops and so it seemed only fitting to dedicate the teardrops of life to her. Three tears reminds us of the large component of water we are made of, the spirals of life that wind like the rivers flow and the moments to cherish in our life cycle.
One tear for the reflection of our birth and how we come into the world gracing it with our presence for the hope and possibilities we bring. One tear fro the time in between our beginning and our end to celebrate how we lived and made the most out of it and what we leave behind as a result. One tear for our goodbye and for all those that touched us, were touched by us and the memories that linger. Walking three tears for this wonderful woman who made the world better for having been in it on the labyrinth was a spiral into her life and how we came into each others for a brief time to connect, laugh and learn together. We spiral constantly and if we are lucky, we have the chance to imprint a heart and impact a life.
Begin at the bottom and walk into the tears along the blue path. We are mostly water. Left to right, the birth, the living and the parting and in all there is always choice.
A suggestion to walk with:
On this 82nd day…
Walk with the tears and cheers of the moments in between where you arrive and leave.
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.