Walking a labyrinth can be a spiritual and an emotional process.
You can enter the labyrinth with an intention or with just the intention to observe and experience whatever is intended for you in that moment. Or you can enter the labyrinth with a question and perhaps receive an answer in the center, on the way out, or in the coming days or weeks.
A labyrinth is not a maze, there are no decisions with regard to which direction to take. There is one path in and the same path out. Although the path may be circuitous and you will come across others on your journey. It is a metaphor for life.
Sometimes people will be walking the same direction as you are but maybe they are walking slower than you wish to proceed and you need to step around them.
People behind you may want to move faster and they will step around you. Or maybe they will crowd you and you will feel compelled to speed up. I have seen children skip or run the labyrinth. And when you meet someone coming towards you, you can step aside and let them pass or allow them to step off and around you.
It is your choice. It is your journey.
You can walk with your eyes wide open or perhaps cast down, so you can stay on the path and be mindful of your surroundings but less distracted and more able to stay in the moment.
Your task is to notice. Notice how you feel. Notice your thoughts.
After walking the labyrinth I recommend taking some time to reflect and journal and capture what the journey was about for you.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more articles, information and resources about labyrinths.
The first time I walked a labyrinth as soon as I stepped onto the path I began to cry.
Have you walked a labyrinth? What was your experience like?
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