WHO: LABYRINTH QUESTS FACILITATORS:
DR. MARGARET RAPPAPORT, DARLENE T. HAGON
WHAT: INDOOR LABYRINTH MEDITATIVE WALK
WHERE: HARWICH CULTURAL CENTER LIBRARY
204 SISSON ROAD, HARWICH 774-212-3482
WHEN: FRIDAY JANUARY 11, 2019 – 10:00 A. M.
CONTACT: [email protected]
THEME: DEFINING YOUR LIFE WHILE WALKING THE LABYRINTH
In this 10 a.m. walk, Dr. Margaret Rappaport asks us to focus on the theme, Defining Your Own Life, for the second of a series of three ‘transformation talks”. In November, 2018, she spoke of the inspirations for personal growth and change that surround us. However, she emphasized the inner callings that propel us forward in life as more important to our progress. The three themes, including, March, 2019 address the increasing number of people who are seeking social and spiritual experiences as they are living longer. They desire to live healthy, meaningful lives for decades longer than earlier in history. Transformation has become a developmental stage of adulthood.
In the January walk, Cherie Tyree, a labyrinth enthusiast from the Orleans Federated Church of Orleans offers an introduction to the theme. She also closes the walk with a noteworthy inspiration on the subject.
In her remarks on the theme this month, Dr. Rappaport urges us to look at the significance of mentoring as we tackle and articulate our changing personal definition. She suggests mentors should be masters of the areas we are moving from and moving into in our quest. They should be champions of each of us, individually, as well as an advocate. A mentor is not necessarily a teacher, although a mentor should show how to work at a task. A mentor should guide you in stepping, not leaping. A mentor may have to courageously remind you of what you should not do as you go forward. More importantly, however, a mentor is an uplifting source of meaningfulness as you dare and risk in a new way. Significantly, a mentor should be someone who is capable of learning from you, reversing the mentoring experience.
As in every walk, Darlene T. Hagon selects music to accompany Labyrinth Quests’ walks. The labyrinth features artistic and decorative objects to enhance meditation and quiet reflection.
All are welcome to join us to walk. People may sit to observe, as well.