Posts Tagged With: Simplicity

Weighted Steps

TLS 365 Experience #181
Aug. 28, 2017

smooth stones for carrying on the labyrinthUsing the labyrinth to demonstrate the value of simplicity with clients and groups, it is a very effective and experiential way to both present and activate this idea simultaneously.

Confusion comes up when our focus is distracted from our purpose, and while this can be applied to a larger life message, my intent is for easy understanding. Walking the path brings us to the moments of where we are, what is in front of us and consideration for what is now behind.   Creating this walk in many ways for approaching similar and relative threads, this one has a tangible idea of giving each a container to put the things that come up on the path and stick with us, as we move forward.  Placing small stones along the path represent the elements we notice, pick up and carry.

In reaching our center point in the walk, the middle serves as a turning point to consider the use, practicality and basic logic of the things collected and the true weight of their significance or necessity as we walk out and into new experiences.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
L. Connelly, Labyrinth Facilitator, Life and Leadership Coaching

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Appreciating The Grass

TLS 365 Experience #97
June 5, 2017

Roscoe Grass LabyrinthSummer is here when you can feel the heat of the temperature on your skin and you find a grass labyrinth to sink your feet into the Earth and experience the blades between your toes.

In between the mowings are the shoots of border grass that have the chance to spring up in collaboration to form an outline for a walk or movement of action on the labyrinth. It is a delight to the natural senses.

In this labyrinth a stone has been placed to mark its center and it’s simplicity makes a lot more room to sit on it or with it and consider the weight of any issue. I like the stone in this because it can also remind of the great rock we stand upon as the Earth too.

Today’s Experience submitted:
A. Roscoe, Labyrinth Facilitator, Earth Enthusiast

The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

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

The cycle of giving and receiving is a cycle of caring and sharing of our wisdom and appreciation

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Day Three… Finding Unity in the Community

We are playing… The 12 Days of Labyrinths Game
12DaysOfLabyrinthsPlay along in December, any 12 days or just make it last all month. Today’s post moves beyond the simple preparations into the action of the game itself. Read The Game and How to Play in the link below to follow along. Then send along comments of your experience. 
The Game and How to Play
Preparations…12 Things that Matter
Preparations…12 Gifts, Talents or Abilities
Preparations…12 People of Influence
Day 1  l  Day 2 


CPark_SignOn the third day of labyrinths, Charlie Frias Park was the location for the walk of the day. This interesting park, situated near the Red Rock Mountain recreation area, really used the natural elements well and in some uniquely creative ways.

The Park had two levels. The rock formations that surrounded the length of a six block area also contained parking, tennis courts and play areas. The center was the main focus of the park and almost a natural amphitheater that sported a long triple length field at sub level for a variety of sporting events.


They called this a maze, though it had only one entrance path. At one point in the design, it gave a choice of direction and by labyrinth standards, this could be classified as a contemporary style instead of a maze. The one choice just gave the walker an opportunity for a little diversion before completing the walk.

CFriaspark_PathsFrom the list of things that matter in this game, the idea of unity in the community has long been one of my themes in leadership. While in the past I have coordinated people with purpose and passion and brought things together that were meaningful and fitting. This past year I had some new opportunities to create some unique ideas for individuals that wanted to learn some new skills that uniquely fit their abilities. I loved designing specific programs to meet these requests and realized this was just another way to bring the unity of the myriad of abilities each of us has into the community of the individual and how they lived in work and play.



As I walked this labyrinth I was reminded of wanting to bring unity to the many diverse branches that make up my community. Simplify became a word I had been using in this diversely transitioning year as I knew the more I simplified and reduced, the more of what was really important and significant would show up.


CFriaspark_PathsLike this labyrinth, the outline or structure of it was set as the unity and the many ways I could walk it would be the community. If the directions I was taking didn’t fall into either category, it wasn’t necessary and just added complication. This labyrinth had a built in point of diversion, though the choice to take it was always mine. A good reminder that I can choose to keep it simple or stir things up a bit when needed.. it’s all part of my community of choices.

The person who playfully popped into my head was one delightful individual that I had the opportunity to assist in putting a workshop program together with. I created an outline and over months of time we chatted and filled in the pieces. We often side tracked with other conversation, relative though not germane. To build the many aspects of the workshop, we tossed out a community of ideas, and then over time unified them into simple concepts.

CFriaspark_GirlsLike this walk today, two girls happily came running into the labyrinth and raced around to the center. A young boy came with  a dog he hoped would walk the circuits unleashed and then a young mother with two children in tow talking constantly. Each had a different pace and purpose for being there, though all walking together with a common interest in mind building a unity in our community as we walked appreciating each others individuality.



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