TLS Members e-Newsletter

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At least four times a year, TLS members are rewarded at their inboxes with a copy of the Labyrinth Society e-newsletter. It serves as a means of direct communication with the membership and provides an historical record of the Society.

Gathering Reflection 3: Give Yourself to the Path

Give Yourself

Give yourself to the path,

to each step, each word, each moment,

each small mercy, each held hand,

each meeting of the eyes.

Give yourself and the way will find you

and guide you.

You may do your planning,

your careful calculations, balance the checkbook,

pay the bills, park between the lines.

But when the time comes for dancing

listen to the wind,

turn and turn as the music beckons,

as the path lures you.

Sink to your knees in the center

of your calling, your wounds and all

your wild longings.

Speak the question at the center

of your wisdom, breathe in the betrayals and the chains.

Forgive yourself again.

Take the sword from your heart

and lay it on the path to be trampled

by all the pilgrims,

refined by the furnace of their hopes.

Then stand in the center,

all the bold tree of you

stand at the center of the world.

Be anointed, be chosen again

for the only work

large enough for your heart,

for your wonder and your wandering.

Be chosen again to live

in that fierce question

that sets your heart on fire.

                       

Gary Boelhower at The Labyrinth Society Gathering 2015