Posts Tagged With: Walking

A Slightly Different Path

TLS 365 Experience #297
December 22, 2017

Taking A Slightly Different Path

Visiting family, and up early,  a long walk seemed just the ticket to soothe the stiffness of the long drive the day before. Walking through the woods and onto a clearing, I could really appreciated being present in nature’s new blanket of snow just beginning to fall.

Taking a slightly different path on the way back, I found myself on the grounds of an old abandoned property that looked as if it had been something grand at one time. An intuitive feeling led me behind one of the buildings and what a surprise to find a labyrinth.

I later found this was still used by the community, though at the moment I was the only one present. Where all was still and silent, I stepped onto the labyrinth with much gratitude rising.  The sounds in the silence of the crisp morning were alive with crunch and whistle as the soft breeze of cool air was just enough to appreciate this tucked away treasure.

To think I would have missed this if I took the same walk back, only makes me more glad I didn’t.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
H. Stuart, Labyrinth Facilitator
Iowa


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

Advertisements
Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Found Myself

TLS 365 Experience #283
December 8, 2017

Grace in the Desert Church LabyrinthDiscovered a new labyrinth today.  It had been in existence for a few years, though somehow it missed my radar each time I had been in town for a few months at a time and now was finding permanent residence.

Found myself wanting to visit and take a walk, though other things were pressing.
Found myself on the way home,
diverting to the location of the labyrinth
Found myself parking and walking over,
just for a look.
Found myself walking in, just for a few paths,
to feel the stone resting on terra firm.
Found myself in the center and suddenly realized the name of the church,
Grace in the Desert.
Found what I thought I had been missing.
The connection of church, the feeling of grace, a new home location and the labyrinth. 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Sharyl Pendergast, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Good Mourning

TLS 365 Experience #261
November 16, 2017

I lost a dear friend and couldn’t fathom how I might bear the pain of such a deep and precious part of my life. There was a void in my center that I did not think I could fill and the thought of not having another conversation or connection in the physical sense just made me want it more.

Heading out to the labyrinth, I thought to see if it held answers for me and discovered that I began to feel a little more peaceful in remembering my friend. I started having a conversation with her as I walked.  I listened and shared, imagining what she was saying or how she was responding. After awhile it just seemed like we were having one of our natural conversations and the loss slipped away as I listened and connected again.

In the center I held only gratitude and thoughts of further conversations we would have. I realized this was our friendship on another level.  On the labyrinth, new ways begin again.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
D. Shroeder, Labyrinth Facilitator
Nevada


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Walk Before You Talk

TLS 365 Experience #254
November 9, 2017

Having a difficult meeting of our committee board, tensions were rising, communication was not a two way street and stress was on the rise. I was feeling the force of it all and thought of what I do when things make my skin crawl as this was beginning to do.  It was too loud for a walking meditation, and then I remembered the walking meditation of the labyrinth that was right on our premises.

Typically I have enjoyed them in retreat settings and after lunch will come out and walk before the afternoon begins. I spoke up and let everyone know how I was beginning to feel and how unproductive we were becoming. I suggested we all take a walk on the labyrinth to see if we might recall our main points again and be able to find some solutions. One of the managers immediately saw my point and rallied everyone to the labyrinth.

It made such a difference that I suggested we walk the labyrinth before we met so we might come in more grounded and there was some support for this among the group.

Today’s Experience submitted by:
Jane Cooper, Labyrinth Enthusiast
Iowa


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Walking and Creating

TLS 365 Experience #199
September 15, 2017

To test myself and remember the pattern of the labyrinth when there is no labyrinth around, I will often begin with the classical design and move in and to the left to circle around fully back to the beginning, dropping down to reverse again around to the other side and turning to reverse once again before circling around again. It is when I get into the center that I often forget whether it is a left or right turn. After a moment it comes back and I move. There are no lines, just walking the labyrinth in a room, outside, in the sand, snow or where ever the moment takes me. I walk, and create it where ever I happen to be.

A finger design always seems easier to create, though the mindfulness and amusement is often in creating one from memory and putting down no tracks, just walking and creating as  I move along.

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


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , ,

Move and Be Moved

TLS 365 Experience #136
July 14, 2017

Stone LabyrinthThe secret of the labyrinth’s ability is in how we each apply it.

Whether walking, watching, finger walking, drawing or creating a design, the common application is movement. We move with it and it moves us.

Our physicality is shifted, our cognitive construct considers and reconsiders, the way we relate to it, ourselves and others stretches our emotional response and how we connect and our moved internally affects our spiritual inner knowing.

A labyrinth is merely geometry until it’s geography is explored with movement.

 

Today’s Experience submitted by:
LAT, Labyrinth Facilitator and Designer
Nevada


The TLS 365 Experience: A Cycle of Giving & Receiving

1. Give
Share your own “Experience” and add to the wisdom:
https://labyrinthsociety.org/share-your-experience

2. Receive
Read/Bookmark/Apply the Daily Experience:
Website: https://labyrinthsociety.org/daily-message
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/LabyrinthSociety
Blog: https://tls365experience.wordpress.com

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

Categories: The Daily Experience | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Happy Valentines Day

Wishing you a day full of loving steps, hearty cheer and peaceful paths all to content the heart.

Valentines Day Labyrinth

Happy Valentine’s Day

This is a heart labyrinth I designed especially for us!

May we walk the path of joy in finding our way healthy and happy in our consciousness today.

Begin on your lower left and enjoy the graceful long looping journey up and over and around and down again, only to rise up and repeat in reverse. Let the long looping traces remind you to breathe in and exhale slowly releasing more on the exhale than on the inhale. As you move toward the center you will find your breathing easier and your head and heart clearer to find what awaits you planting your own two feet in the center.

As you return from your ah ha moments in the center, smile and release it into the path, breathing in at each turn and exhaling longer as you move externally.

When you reach the end of your walk you will feel more oxygenated and clearer in function of mind and body… your spirit will thank you!

Happy Day of  The Valentine, may you be sweet hearted all day long,

Lynda

Categories: The Daily Walk | Tags: , ,

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.