Saturday, June 19, 2010

It Really Is All In My Head

If I had the outdoor space I would make my own labyrinth and daily walk a meditation.  Well, at least I think I would.  On second thought, that's similar to saying that if I lived on the beach I'd walk in the sand everyday.  The fact of the matter is that each day finds us or at least me snared in the maze of driving to work, being at work, coming home from work with just enough energy left to eat and go to bed to begin yet another day.  Weekends are spent catching up on all of the work I didn't get done during the week.  I don't think my routine - my maze - is much different from yours.
How'd we get to this point of fending off exhaustion and barely keeping up with the basics?
Don't know.  Can't even guess.
Here's what I do know.
We -- read I -- can stop this maze madness if I -- read we -- want to.  Stopping it means changing a whole bunch of stuff and change is hard.  We all know that.  Besides, we know how to be stuck in a maze.  Walking the free and easy meditative path of a labyrinth is a whole other story.  We don't know so much about that.
But we can learn.
So if I had the outdoor space I would make my own labyrinth and daily walk a meditation.
Right now I don't have the space outside my house.  I do, though, have the space inside my mind.  And change, after all, begins in the brain and eventually works it way out to life.
As a first step to making change, I shall daily walk a meditation in the peaceful labyrinth of my mind.
You might want to try the same thing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I sometimes walk that walk too but find it hard to do every day - it takes perserverance. Thanks for the thoughts.