I’m reading a book called The Handmaid of Desire by John L’Heureux, and in it, main character Olga Kominska pauses most days, asking anyone around her to leave, so she could be alone “to do her thoughts.” When I first read this, I laugh out loud, mostly because I totally relate to her practice –realizing I “do my own thoughts” all the time.
If you’re a thought-doer, it could be very satisfying to change your way of doing thoughts every now and again. Try solving the mystery of a labyrinth.
“A labyrinth is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience. We can walk it. It is a metaphor for life’s journey. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to ‘That Which Is Within,'” quote Lessons 4 Living.
It’s a beautiful way to do your thoughts, plus it gets you off your ass and away from the computer … something I wholeheartedly support, since sitting all-day-every-day in front of one can silence your -well … your thoughts.
If you’re ever in San Francisco CA, walk the labyrinths of Grace Cathedral. Magnificent. Or visit the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator (love this) and find a labyrinth in your neck of the woods.
This way, you can do your thoughts with a new twist. Who knows? Perhaps you’ll have an aha moment.