Day 171: June 20
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration
It may be of interest to note that the name Swastika comes from the ancient Sanskrit language. It’s geometrical shape that forms equalized quadrants of right angles is an icon for prosperity and luck in ancient religions of the Indian subcontinent and in the East and Southern Asian regions. Though in the last century, it became more notable as a negative stigma for Nazi Influence, even though it was adopted as and intentional symbol for National Pride. From the Greco-Roman to the Aztec, the swastika has been a positive symbol for well being and fortune.
The Design of the Swastika labyrinth at the Haeinsa Temple, which lies within the National Park of Mount Gayasan in South Korea and is used ceremonially with much color annually to honor the Tripitaka Koreana, the complete Buddhist scripture transcribed in 81,300 wooden blocks. The cross at the center of the labyrinth is called the intersection of truths and while it may look like a Roman Labyrinth, it is has a different direction and flow pattern though is similar in the quadrant focus.
The idea of intersections of truth is both daring and bold, though it is not much different than our focus on developing what it is that you might like to share. In our walks of this year, the honesty is often found at these intersection points.
Enjoy a Walk of the Swastika Labyrinth and the point of interesting truth in this video of the Haeinsa labyrinth
On this 171st day…
Explore in your walk of today, the place you call the intersection of truth.
Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered. We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!
Our exploration this month is to discover the World Wide Wow in the unique and innovative labyrinth designs world wide that inspire us to move beyond the everyday and give us a larger labyrinthic look at what our path can truly provide. From the idea of living outside your box to simply doing something different everyday, allow this journey of June to educate you and your relationship to life with the labyrinth. We’e taking a global course in Labyrinthing!
- Get Global….Explore the World
Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in. They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too.
- Act Local…. Bring the World to you
Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area.
- Join the online Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday June 15th at 2pmPST
Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths 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 an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey. Call connection Information