I have built a labyrinth in my backyard. Maybe I’ll write another post explaining more about labyrinths. And, maybe I’ll share a diagram or a photograph of my laybrinth. Right now I just want to write a few words upon having just finished walking my labyrinth in the cool early morning (from about 3:20 - 4:20) air under the bright moonlight that shone through the clear sky.
I don’t really know how to convey my thoughts right now. On the one hand, I feel like I could write a whole book. On the other hand, I feel like I can’t organize things well enough to even put together a blog post. I guess I’ll just share some points. I’m not going to try to write a haiku, though I think that would be the ideal art form to use.
- The moon was almost full
- The sky was almost perfectly clear
- The sunlight reflected off the moon shone brightly over my labyrinth
- The air was cool, almost chilly to me
- I walked slowly through my small labyrinth; taking a step with my left foot and then my right; aligning my right foot with my left; pausing between each two steps
- As my labyrinth is oriented almost perfectly with the four points of the compass, I spent many moments facing each direction
- I looked in awe at the moon
- I looked in awe at the stars
- I looked around my backyard in complete gratitude for the beautiful surroundings in which I live
- I looked at the jungle gym I have built for my son and thought that I should make sure to spend more time playing with him on it while he is still a young child
- I listened appreciatively to the sound of my feet crunching on the crusher fine base
- I looked lovingly at the sea shells my son placed on the path
- I breathed in slowly
- I let thoughts enter and pass through my mind
- At times I felt like crying
I give thanks to the Universe for the abundance it provides me. I surrender and am open and ready to receive.
Bhavatu sabba mangalam - May all beings be happy