Companions on Our Journey

I recently experiencd the “Appleton Walk” in a classical labyrinth. One person begins walking out from the center, while another begins walking in from the entrance. Shortly they come together and are able to walk together for a good portion of time.
Another wonderful metaphor for life from the labyrinth: we can journey through life with someone for quite a distance and then discover that we were actually headed in different directions. It can be shocking but, knowing at the outset that I would only walk with my labyrinth partner for a certain period of time, I was able to enjoy both the time we spent arm in arm, and the point at which we parted and continued on our own.
If I can remember to approach every relationship in that fashion, then I can enjoy the present moments together and be less troubled by any apparent parting of the ways.

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