Category Archives: The Labyrinth

The Kitchen: Right, good, true?

Then I said, “You asked me if I thought your visions were true, I would say that they were if they make you become More human, More kind to every creature and plant That you know.”  Hafiz The conversation could … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: Our Lives

On the signature line of my work email, I have a quotation from the Persian poet and mystic Rumi:  “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.”  Recently, I sent an email out … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: Finding a Path for Two

My mother has dementia.  It’s been an intriguing journey figuring out where her mind is and where it’s going.  Most days she’s easy to talk with about what she’s doing and what’s happening in her life in this moment.  In … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: Really Back and Really Forth

The work of Spirit is always circular and labyrinthine. I often find myself cruising along in life at any number of things when I suddenly run up against push back.  Sometimes, the pushback feels almost like a punch in the … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: of Gratitude

In 1992, I was arrested with some people that were breaking into cars in Pine Lake.  Seeing that I was on a leave of absence from my family’s first group home, they called my DFACS caseworker to come pick me … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: Fair vs. Just

Sarah: That’s not fair! Jareth: You say that so often, I wonder what your basis for comparison is? ~ lines from Jim Henson’s film, Labyrinth, 1986 The majority – if not all – of people reading this, through sheer luck, … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: A Loop

You think you have things all figured out, and then life throws you a loop. The two epidemiologists from the Center for Disease Control told their story on Story Corps.  They were in Sierra Leone for five and a half … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: Imagination

The Wanderer discovers her unique path by perceiving the world with imagination and feeling.  She senses what is possible as well as actual.  She sees into people and places and possibilities, and she cultivates a relationship with the invisible realms … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: Personal Work

Building a labyrinth can be great fun and it can become very personal work in one’s own life.  I’ve been building labyrinths for a long time.  Most of the time, I build labyrinths for communities to use.  They are most … Continue reading

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The Labyrinth: Inside, Outside, Upside Down

When we think about walking the labyrinth, we think about the switchbacks, the U-turns. But there is another type of disorientation involved.  This type is more evident in some labyrinth designs (especially the larger ones).  Not only do we suddenly … Continue reading

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