What is a Labyrinth? Labyrinths have been used for thousands of years, by many cultures and traditions around the world, as a tool for personal transformation.
Labyrinth walks are sometimes referred to as "body prayer" or walking meditation. As a meditation tool, a labyrinth can be a source of solace and can quiet a distracted or overactive mind. When troubled, walking a labyrinth can still your mind enough for you to get the clarity needed to help resolve the problem. As a spiritual tool, a labyrinth walk can be viewed as a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self - and then back out into the world, with a broadened understanding of who you are.
Walking a labyrinth can be a time of simply opening yourself to the Universe, without any particular agenda in mind. Or, it may be part of process to seek clarity around a particular question or concern.
A labyrinth walk provides many benefits. It grounds us in the present moment, giving us a respite from our busy-ness. It quiets and clears the mind, providing focus and calm. It can help in releasing grief, aid in decision making, and give us insight into our purpose in life.
Arrival at the center of the labyrinth, a place of prayer and meditation, allows the guidance of the divine into our lives. When ready, the walk out takes us back into our lives, empowered to transform our lives and actions.
Settling into silence...
After completing the labyrinth, settle into the silent meditation area for as long as you’d like.
A silent meditation is essentially a period of quiet, extended inward reflection, allowing you to achieve greater clarity of mind.
Many people hear the word “meditation” and get discouraged. They think meditation is something complex, with rigid rules and complicated rituals. But you don’t have to know anything about meditation to receive the benefits. This is a place where you can relax and not stress out about “doing it right.” Silent meditation is about relaxing the mind, in a relaxing atmosphere. The only rule is to get comfortable. Simply sitting (or lying) quietly, while relaxing the mind and deepening the breath, can do wonders for your health and well-being.