Walking a Labyrinth

Hello, I hope you had a wonderful week.

🌻

I’ve been taking advantage of the beautiful weather… working around the garden…& walking the beaches. I think you will enjoy today’s post… 🐝 especially if you can’t walk the beach each day. Today you will get a little sand between your toes, and a little beach in your heart.

perhaps even walk away with a little beach philosophy for everyday life🐳

🐠

 

 

 

Walking a Labyrinth

by

Marcia Ren

Published July 2016

 

🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🦞🐡🐠🐟🐬🐳🦀🦞🐡🐠🐟🐬

 

 

20160704_074319-1-1

 

Denny Dyke creates labyrinths…

and…

he is very good at it.🐠

 

20160704_070605

 

🐟No doubt in my mind this guy is talented.🐡

 

20160704_074712

 

I introduced myself mentioning I was a newbie to the Oregon coast…write a blog and was interested in learning a little about him. He was extremely helpful with sharing about himself.

 

20160704_084146

 

Two things I’ll share…

First, he’s from California. (grin)

Second…

(and I must admit most amazing)

is that he mentioned that he never knows what he’s going to create.

 

20160704_074704

 

He just begins.

 

20160704_075552

 

And, on the 4th of July Denny drew his longest labyrinth here on the Oregon coast.🐬

 

20160704_075736

 

I made sure to get up early to watch as he drew…

and his groomers groomed.

 

20160704_075729

 

I’ve walked a labyrinth several times before when I lived in California.

 

20160704_080322

 

However…

I’ve never been fortunate enough to watch as one was being created.

 

20160704_080325

 

Perhaps…

you have experienced a labyrinth walk before…

 

20160704_080829

20160704_081056

20160704_081255

 

A labyrinth is not a maze or a puzzle to be solved but a path of meaning to be experienced.

 

20160704_081428

 

It’s path is circular…

often convoluted…

and never has a dead end.

 

20160704_080524

 

An interesting thing about a labyrinth…

is that they have only one entrance…

one way in and one way out.🐠

 

20160704_081053

 

As you walk the path you go around short curves…

and long curves…

sometimes you find yourself on the inner edge…

other times you will circle around the center.

 

20160704_081859

 

You can’t get lost during a labyrinth walk…

however…

very frequently you experience the feeling of not quite knowing where you are going.

 

20160704_081832

 

As I was walking…

I often moved with ease…

and felt confidant as I moved forward.

 

20160704_081853

 

And, then there were other times…

when the path seemed a little blurred…

and I found myself moving more cautiously.

 

FB_IMG_1467948372602

 

Occasionally I needed to stop, reflect, and allow others to go ahead. By the time I approached it’s center I realized that the walk had taken me through all sorts of twists, and turns.

 

20160704_081436

 

Sometimes I shared my path with another…

and other times…

I had been walking alone🐡

 

20160704_084146

 

At the heart of my walk I experienced life in it’s richest form. An experience which that often at times what appears to be an ending point, is often only the beginning of another.

Happy beginning to a great weekend. ..

I’ll be in the garden🐝
Marcia
This entry was posted in Coastal Living. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Walking a Labyrinth

  1. Joe Kuehner says:

    Thank you for such a beautiful post and your reflections are inspirational!

  2. Jenny Bonynge says:

    A meditative experience…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.