Labyrinths are an ancient archetype that date back over 4000 years. Consisting of a single circular path that twists, winds, and turns one direction eventually leading you to an ending center. I, myself, had never walked a labyrinth, but did indeed try it one day. I was told to slowly take one step at a time, intentionally and purposefully. To mindfully go inward with each step allowing, listening and being open to whatever thoughts and feelings may arise.
And so I began at the beginning, my slow walk, my one step at a time, my one foot in front of the other. A walking meditation, I began to feel a sense of inner calm, a balance, an awakening. I found myself pondering my circle of life, my life journey; the avenues I had taken, and where they had led me. I found myself feeling all the range of emotions that life brings us from the happiest of times, to the depts of despair. I felt a sense of grounding, yet I was floating from above as I watched my life played itself out like a movie. All how it was meant to be.
Sometimes we find ourselves saying, “if only I had”, or “I wish I would have”, or “if I could do it all again, I would have” No, not me. Every part of my life from birth until now is just as it should be, just as it was meant to be. Every step has taught me a lesson. Every step has brought me to a place I needed to experience.
I am who I am because of what I’ve been, because of what I have learned, because of the decisions I have chosen. I am who I am through each step I have taken. I embrace each step. I cherish each motion forward in my life. I will continue to walk my circular infinite path, that although reaches a center, it never reaches an end.
What have your learned from your walk in the labyrinth of your life?
My love to each and every one of you this holiday season.
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