It’s 5.35am. The road is dark. A hedgehog appears in my car headlights a few feet ahead. I slam on the breaks and stop the car. Did I hit it?
Single moments can symbolically capture a whole world: the macro (systemic) and the micro (individual) interwoven in one instant.
Hedgehogs, once common in the UK, are on the red list of mammals, at risk of extinction. I know this intellectually, just as I know intellectually that the climate is spiralling out of control, ...
William Blake famously invited us “to see a world in a grain of sand”.
You can also see a world in a labyrinth.
I love labyrinths. Labyrinths are spiral-shaped. You find spirals everywhere in nature; our galaxy is a spiral.
I’ve offered labyrinth walks as an awareness and meditation practice for 25+ years in different places from Naxos to Shoreham Beach, which is where I was last Saturday.
Here’s 10 life lessons drawn from building a beach labyrinth.
1. Make the call clearly from your heart ...