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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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States of What Unites

Day 213  August 1
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: States of Being United

50 states of labyrinths imageWelcome August!

As the world seems to be coming apart in some ways, designing new in different ways and shifting in still other ways;  these great directions, might seem to be taking us away or questioning where our path is. In the summer months of June and July, the 365 Experience has explored the labyrinths of the world and their greater purposes and uses while growing in our own explorations as a result. August presents a great way to end the summer season with a national journey exploring more of what brings us together in united purpose with insights from the labyrinths of the land that calls itself the United States.

Exploring the insights of what unites can provide a useful path with common interest in the ways we come together with the path, with ourselves, with our communities and with the world. Consider all the ways that the labyrinth brings insight about uniting. Whether it is the program you have developed, the new design you share, someone who has made a big difference  or just the walk you have with yourself; consider the labyrinth and our messages that unite this month that you might like to showcase in the United States that stand out as applying great unity.

Each day a new focus on the states of what unites will be focused in the United States. Read along, share your perspectives and hone your own states of unitedness this month and elevate our year long focus of living into greater abilities using the path of the labyrinth.

 

Daily Insights : On this 213th day…
Explore an intention for the month on this day, of the ways in which you wish to gain more insight into what unites us into our greater abilities and actions.

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. Posted links begin tomorrow. 


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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Appreciations of Celebrations

Day 151: May 31
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Celebration

Remembering a fond labyrinthAs we close this merrier month of May in celebration with new realizations and old appreciations, we are uplifted in the capacity we have as humans to look for the path that provides the light. It is our hope this year to provide an honest way to experience the greater abilities of ourselves that can be surprisingly simple and true. In walking this path we can embrace the world changes with our changes in some new ways that help us to evolve as citizens of the world walking a path that is unique to each of us and common to all.

Each day in May, as each day in 2018 a new posting has been provided with illustrations to explore, evolve and energize the subtlety of how celebration provides us a path of possibility for our walk on the labyrinth and the steps we take in our everyday occurrences.  This month we’ve celebrated beginnings, festivals, World Labyrinth Day,  Mother’s, birthdays and more reminding us that one day of celebration commemorates a year of effort. On this last day of May, we also celebrate those we memorialize who stood for the country and served in its defense. Today marks a great celebration of service and whether you are of this great nation or another, walking together as one nation and one world is a fitting way to close our month with great realization of great appreciations.

On the first day… we walk in and on the last we walk out to a new beginning. In appreciation for this opportunity of sharing the celebrations of May!

 

On this 151st day…
Reflect on your month’s education of celebration and how your last walk of the month reflects the appreciations of your realizations.

 


The Month of Celebration, Appreciation and Realization

May’s Focus: Celebration

Life is a celebration to explore in the next 31 days. With the idea of walking the labyrinth and its tri-focus on releasing, receiving and reflecting, let’s shift the perspective to one that walks in with appreciation, finds the honest realization from each day and walks out in celebration.  Observe what 31 days of this focus might reflect and how it elevates our life condition.

Four focus points to expand your celebration of this month’s experience:

  1. Share your ideas, in your personal experiences, how you share the labyrinth with others, art, design or method of construction or in other ways that it may be utilized. Let others know about this daily experience and opportunity by sharing it. Find us on this blog and on the Labyrinth Societies Facebook page
  2. Join our Mid Month Dialogues on May 15th at 2pm CST for a lively look at what you have created and will create in the idea of celebration. This month’s theme was a direct result of our last month’s Mid Month Dialogue!
  3. Participate in the daily opportunity of this educational focus of  your personal journey, how you lead, teach or share with others, and what you create for contribution or purpose with this theme.
  4. Remember that our theme is about finding our greater capacities, abilities and true realities in being honest with our potential. We focus on what we can do as it is inherently more useful and productive.
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Mirth’s Reflections

Day 120: April 30
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Amusement

Folding triangle labyrinthAs we come to the end of the month and now a third of the way through the quarter of education , its time for reflections of what was created in the Year of Living Honestly. With three concepts this month, a broader perspective of education utilizing amusement provided discoveries to innovate, create and relate differently.

To innovate means to work with what is already established and develop broader insights and evolutions. The basic forms of the labyrinth; the ways to walk, the methods of sharing, the practice of design, artful redistributions, or our personal experiences all began with an idea and the more we appreciate, educate and amuse ourselves with possibilities, the more we evolve the realm of the labyrinth and its use.

Where innovation is redesign and redeveloping on a current element, to create is to bring into existence something new. Creativity can stem from innovation, though true moments of insight that bring a unique perspective are also examples of truth and development of our honest abilities too. Our third concept of relating mirrors everything of importance in the world, because as humans we relate to everything. How we relate is our great adventure, potential and life process.  When using a little humor in our walk of life or a simple walk of the labyrinth we can find it a happy catalyst of our abilities inspiring our creativity and firing innovation. We respond and relate to our own capacity for creativity and innovation as our body opens and our mind invites curiosity inspired from what amuses.

This month’s journey offered a joyful outlook and inspired creative ideals with thirty opportunities, one in each day to bring out more than we might think we were capable of. In the thirty designs and innovations used this month in this blog, each related to the labyrinth and life with amusement and brought a most insightful and rewarding way to relate to my own honest abilities and inventive process, I hope it was for you as well.

With much in amusement,
Lynda Tourloukis
TLS 365 Experience Coordinator

 

On this 120th day…
Reflect in your steps the month of your innovations, Creations and improved Relations with a lighter and brighter more amused outlook.

 

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April's Banner Year of Living Honestly 2018April’s Focus

Let this month unfurl your creativity, spontaneity and jocularity. It feels good to feel good and while we have been conditioned to shush our good times, let the labyrinth be our own private creation station of amusement, enjoyment and playful experiments. This month educate with amusement and see how much farther you get. Have fun and be creative.  We have three opportunities to education your potential with amusement this month that involves either your personal walk, your ability to design and how much you can learn by sharing. On your Mark, Get Set…Go!

  1. Innovate – Walk Amused
    In the 30 days that grace this month, play with the way you personally experience the labyrinth. Let this season of education be one of personal bests and enjoy finding a new way to be innovative, creative, inspired and amused in your personal experiences. I’d love to see what you come up with!
    Please share your wonderful experiences! 

2. Create – Design Inspired 
To date I have created 95 different labyrinth creations and designs since the beginning of the year, let that inspire you to create something new this month that is inspiring and firing for your imagination. Einstein said that playing with ideas was the highest form of research and this is an education for all of us.  As you walk in new ways, share your designs as I have done with mine last year and this. Perfection isn’t what we are after, amusement is! I look forward to seeing what you come up with! I will toss out lots of inspiring ideas… stay tuned daily.
Share away and become a glad designer instead of a mad one!  

3. Relate – Share with Care
One of the best ways to learn anything is having to teach or explain it to someone else. Whether you facilitate others, teach or simply share with a few, spend the month discovering amusing new ways to help others get more out of their walk with a lighter attitude and a more earnest enjoyment in what you share. Anything you want to know more about, share and this month share with a fun flair and notice how much more you actually begin to understand. You just might find a side of yourself forgotten. To receive all that, be a great giver.
Share what you discover! 

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Mid Month Connection January 15th

For those that wish to join in a monthly discussion at the Ides of the Month, please let me know a preferred method of connection as this month we will simply use a dial in call at Noon PST.

Date: January 15th
Time: Noon PST
Connect: (702) 832-8320
Duration: One Hour
Hosted by: Lynda Tourloukis, TLS 365 Coordinator
Questions: 365Experience@labyrinthsociety.org
Open to All enthusiasts of the labyrinth

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Christmas Walk of Presence

TLS 365 Experience #300
December 25, 2017

Wishes for PresenceWith Christmas Wishes with blessings we walked our local labyrinth today placing messages on Christmas Cards in the center for our guests. We used the simple concept of Christmas Past to enter, contemplating the moments of memory. Christmas Present was the center focus where indeed we thought of the presents of presence in our life now. The walk of return was for the Christmas Future.

It was a great opportunity to share in between our gathered meal and over coffee and chocolates we enjoyed wonderful reflections.  Every year we have offered this has been different and appreciative.  It never gets old!

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L.Tourloukis, Labyrinth Designer and Facilitator
Illinois


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Walking to Clarity

TLS 365 Experience #135
July 13, 2017

I went to the glass labyrinth today in Kansas City. It was a different application to walk enclosed and even though their was no ceiling and the walls were glass, their was a feeling of being enclosed. It felt maze like in the wondering, as I could see the reflections around me, though it wasn’t always clear where to go until I reached an endpoint. The eyes alone can deceive, though when we just follow the path, the way is quite evident.

Small children were stirring up the energy with their playful adventures running throughout and at one point a young boy ran straight into the glass and fell back. He was stunned at first though got up and continued running only to come to the same point later on and repeated the same experience. When he went around again, he avoided impact successfully.

We were on the same path with our distractions, yet on a path of clarity to resolve them.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
A. Celian, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
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A Long Walk

TLS 365 Experience #111
June 19, 2017

The Long Walk It seemed like such a long walk.
I was tired and here to walk the labyrinth with a friend. She asked if I would come with and where I had not walked a labyrinth before, I humored her and came along even though all parts of me longed to be elsewhere.

As I stood by contemplating my turn and waiting for the opening, it seemed like a really long walk that didn’t seem to end anywhere. As my turn came I joined in and stepped into this interesting circle. I looked down mostly to keep my balance and make sure my feet knew where to step and where not too. It became easier when I realized the only thing we had to do was follow the path.  I relaxed and enjoyed the outdoors and soon found my movement lighter and flowing and before long I had reached the center. Not long at all.

Years later I reflect back on that first long walk and my initial interpretation. Where I was resistance, the labyrinth’s turns and patterns relaxed and invited. What seemed so long so many years ago now seems so short… Am I done already?

Today’s Experience submitted:
F.Ritz, Labyrinth Facilitator
Illinois


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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