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Living with Bent Paths

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One of the things with walking a labyrinth, is its disorientating nature.  You can never see into the distance.  Your sight is constrained by the next bend in the path.  When you do get to the bend and look right and left both views seem to the same, leading to the quandary do I turn right or left? Robert Frost captures this perplexity in his poem, The Road Not Taken Two roads...

It’s all in the perspective

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In walking the labyrinth, we leave the entrance and begin a journey towards the centre.  This got me thinking about the leaving’s I have experienced in life.  The first leaving I remember was as an 8-year-old.  We left Scotland, sailing from South Hampton in England on the Ellinis one of the last ships through the Suez Canal to come back to Western Australia.  [I had been born...

Circling to the centre

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We say we are “going in circles” when we are busy, busy being ineffective and feeling stressed.  We don’t get things done because we are going in circles and looping back over some problem or issue.  Often we experience this when we are anxious and worried.  Anxiety seems to have a power of its own that keeps us going over the same thing in our mind.  We know we shouldn’t, but...

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