Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Life as Labyrinth

[image from healinglandscapes.org]


When there are
so many worries,
and so many
possible pathways,
that my mind starts
to circle
like an over-large dog
trying to fit himself
into a too-small bed,
I remember
walking the labyrinth,
how one thinks only
of one step
that follows another,
when the many turnings
flow easily,
one to the next,
as we follow,
when the breath slows,
and the mind calms
to only this moment
in time.

Walking the labyrinth,
I will walk through
this day,
then the next,
then another.
The turns
will come
slowly
and all by
themselves,
and
a pathway
will open
before me
to show me
the way.

12 comments:

  1. Life, the eternal maze! Wonderful and reflective poem!

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  2. Labyrinth walking... moving meditation... wonderful!

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  3. Yes, Sherry that is what will
    happen. Nice one.

    Pamela

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  4. Process does often become something greater than itself, just as we do with time and courage. Lovely, serene and comforting piece.

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  5. you remind me, thank you :)

    xx

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  6. The turns will come slowly and all by themselves, and a pathway will open before me to show me the way.

    i needed this sherry...

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  7. You have it so figured out...just keep putting one foot in front of the other...

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  8. Beautiful, Sherry. Somehow I missed this the first time around!

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  9. How wonderful is this response to the prompt? So many things I love about it, including the photo of the 'healing land' upon which once grew a maze. The lines which really worked wonders in my imagination were:
    that my mind starts
    to circle
    like an over-large dog
    trying to fit himself
    into a too-small bed...

    That's it in a nutshell.

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  10. This has such a beautiful feel about it. Finding the inner calm and truth of the self.

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  11. I loved the image of the "over-large" dog circling to fit himself in a "too-small" bed!

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