Day 63: March 4
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Awareness
In The Month of: Discover
In 1963 mathematician Stansilaw Ulam doodled with numbers and ended up with an ordered labyrinth called the Prime Spiral. It is so named because if you circle the prime numbers in the logical ordered sequence he prescribed, what appears are the formations of diagonal lines. Math is an infinite equation for universal discovery and Ulam was a master of finding simplicity in the complexity. Finding simplicity is a sign that we are using more of our capacity and genius, whether the complexity present is ordered or a product of our own development. Expanding our capacity is an honest effort of our ability and our larger purpose in this year.
Life is complex or as simple as we make it. Like the prime numbers in today’s design, a classroom of students today helped to complete the patterns of the spiraled square and followed with completion of the number sequence that was added. When asked to find patterns they found several and finally one drew a line where the prime numbers lay. Our conversation was about discovering patterns. Adding a reverse square spiral inside of the existing we shared conversation about how this made more more complexity and what we might gain in insight or intrigue from it. Some enjoyed the complexity citing advantages while others preferred the simple structure and its basic elemental offering. There was neither a right or a wrong, only the opportunity of choice and a way to recognize our relationship with both sides of complexity and simplicity.
A suggestion to walk with:
On this 64th day…
Observe the complex areas of your walk that can be simpler and the simple that might grow different with complexity.
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.