“The way forward is sometimes the way back.”

“A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools… Walking the labyrinth can be considered an initiation in which one awakens the knowledge encoded within their DNA. ”

 

… You must learn one thing.

The world was made to be free in.

Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.

Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn

anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive

is too small for you.

Sweet Darkness from The House of BelongingDavid Whyte

 

With relevant Flannery O’ Connor that Mystic Medusa posted earlier today:

“…Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to never was there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it. Where is there a place for you to be? No place… Nothing outside you can give you any place… In yourself right now is all the place you’ve got…”

 

Visit She Who Seeks for much more labyrinthine goodness.

And just because I can:

Mmmmm… Goblin King.

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4 thoughts on ““The way forward is sometimes the way back.”

  1. theviolethourmusings says:

    I just watched Labyrinth the other day for the nth time…… Seems we are synching our reverse cycles. My labyrinth took me back to high school…….Peggy Sue Got Married (not). I’m just a glove-puppet for the Gods……..(works for me).

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    • submerina says:

      “… glove-puppet for the Gods” ha ha HAAAAA!! That puts their hands in a very uncomfortable place… ;) I’m enjoying my trip down the rabbit hole, but it hasn’t taken me back to high school (yet ::shudder::). I might need to watch Labyrinth again for the nthiest time, especially after reading the “grown up” analysis of it.

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