I’ve started using my finger labyrinth to walk each morning while enjoying my garden. It’s a grounding ritual, calming me for the day ahead when a “regular” walk on a labyrinth isn’t convenient. This morning, I got lost. While tracing my finger in the grooves of the path, I somehow ended up in the center of the labyrinth, twice.
I noticed the thoughts:
And then I laughed. Once again, the labyrinth is a metaphor for how I walk the path of my life. I’m quick to judge, slow to forgive, and convinced I have to do it right all the time!
Am I ever really lost? Or, am I just on a part of the path that’s unfamiliar or doesn’t meet my expectations of where I’m supposed to be? When I got over myself, I realized that ending up in the center again was exactly what I needed this morning. I got another opportunity to stop and receive, noticing all that was around me – a breeze, bluebirds flying in and out of their nesting box, a wren in the birdbath, and a trio of ducks walking just outside the fence on their way to the pond. Life was calm, and I had the chance to be that way, too. And wasn’t that exactly my intention for my “walk?”
Note to self: Trust the path. It’ll always give you what you need.