An Infinite Path

Definition: Idea
Creator: Unknown
Played by: Lori

As we travel upon the path of life, we blindly assume that the end product is the point of the journey. In reality, what we learn along the way which helps to enrich our lives as well as the lives of those around us is what gives the journey meaning and importance. This understanding is, in my opinion, the key to beginning a whole and fruitful relationship with ourselves. We take for granted the exciting opportunities presented to us, just by being here as a human, rather than another organism. By accepting that the actions we make are indicative of a creation of a healthy life, we can become a richer person...richer in spirit.

Game II Core Wave: "Ancient Ideas in Modern Times" or "Time Transcendent Ideas."

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Are we following the same journey as the ancients? If so, where are we going? Does it really matter?

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  • Hopi Survival Kit
  • The Bridge

    Highlight Quotes

    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

    - -Unknown


    "Human beings are on a journey of awareness, which has been momentarily interrupted by extraneous forces. Believe me, we are travelers. If we don't have traveling, we have nothing."

    - - don Juan, Readers of Infinity by Carlos Castaneda

    Geographic Location

    Far east somewhere, but everywhere in general should understand the importance of learning from what we've done, instead of worrying about how it will affect us in the long run.

    Images and Clips

    I would suggest a game called "Heaven and Earth." Just a game of puzzles, but one that "makes you think."

    Access and Distribution

    Not sure who the vendor's a really old game, though.

  • Main Submission

    The symbol, most easily catagorized as a wheel, is made up of a circle and straight lines which intersect each other at a designated point in the middle.

    There is a group of monks who live in the Far East. As a type of initiation into the group, each young man is given the task of runner. Every day for a year he wakes at dawn and runs up a mountain, where he prays and meditates. Upon finishing his meditation, he runs back down the mountain. He is going nowhere. Even though his path covers a great amount of distance, he is no further from the beginning than when he started.

    However, just like in a circle, the experience itself is what is important, not necessarily where one ends up. The spiritual plane the young man rises to, along with the discipline of learning dedication and faith even though it promises no definite outcome, is why the process exists.

    The symbol shows a path with many opportunities for shortcuts. However, in taking the shortcuts, one misses out on the importance of the experience, and ends up in the same place he or she started.

    The same can be said for life. A child's first steps mark the graduation from an entirely dependant state, to one where a life is forged. Shortcuts to a "happy" life can be taken, but in reality the path within one's self, a circular path in which the person can never be truly finished, is what needs to be completed. That's the journey. It's what's important, not the end product.

    -- Lori

    Follow Ups

    It reminds me a little of a Pink Floyd song I liked a lot in high school called "The Gold it's in the..." The final lyrics went: "All I wanna tell you, all I wanna say, is count me in on the journey don't expect me to stay." A journey around the wheel does move one back to the beginning but the wheel if it is rolling has moved ahead to a different position. Two different ways of looking at it but I don't think these perspectives are in any kind of conflict. Both exist simultaneously and both journeys contain elements of both kinds of journey.

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