• Stefanie Nicolaou

The thread of wisdom

Isn’t it Ariadne who has given the ‘thread’ to Thiseas to help him find his way out of the Labyrinth?





According to the myth, Ariadne, a mythological Cretan princes, was put in charge of the labyrinth, inhabited by the Minotaur, a monster half bull half human. Every seven years, the Athenians, as part of a treaty made between Crete and Athens, were required to sacrifice seven young men and seven maidens to the Minotaur. One time, Thiseas, a young prince was part of the sacrificial party. Ariadne fell in love with Thiseas and decided to help him by giving him a sword and a ball of thread, so that he could find his way out of the Minotaur's labyrinth.




The feminine being so undeniably complex can lure you into her labyrinth


We all can get ‘lost’ in her world


Emotions and thoughts that create ‘realities’, sometimes reaching the very fine edge between paranoia and logic, fear and death, love and ego… all that which is human


Following an ‘impulse’ with childlike innocence

Tripping, falling, losing balance, getting up again

She begs; Don't kill this impulse

She begs to let her be Wild and Free


I got lost in her labyrinth so many times

And yet I am still in love with that impulse of pure passion

I’ve learned not to be scared to walk in the labyrinth


Can you meet my depth?


There is no need to wait for anyone to meet the depth of your being if YOU yourself have truly met it


Then you are met


And it is her, the wise woman, Ariadne who has given the thread to Thiseas in order to escape the labyrinth, kill the monster - Minotaur - and find his way out



I hold the thread in my hands and even when when life takes me into meeting my own labyrinth I know that I can enjoy getting in and getting out


There, I find that my greatest gifts are well hidden beneath my deepest fears and wall-mounted wounds


It is through our cracks that light can shine - the thread of Wisdom




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