Walking the labyrinth encourages the connection between ourselves and the world.
Here are some reflections from children about what they experienced when walking the labyrinth:
“I thought about my grandma’s death. I decided to think about the good parts of her life, rather than her suffering. The labyrinth helped me find a way to forget about her suffering.”
“I thought about the lies I have told. I am really sorry about the lies I have told my friends.”
Here is a short introduction to walking the Labyrinth.
A labyrinth is not a maze (although it may be amazing!)
A labyrinth is not a maze with mental challenges and blind alleys. You can get lost in a maze!
In a labyrinth, there is only one path from the entrance to the center and back again. There is no “right” way to walk the labyrinth; there are no “right” thoughts to have. Let your experience be your own.
The path of the labyrinth is like the path of life – with twists and turns. Allow yourself time for the journey, to encounter others on your path. There might be a thrill of pleasure as you approach the center and sometimes a flash of insight before you leave.
Some enter the labyrinth with a problem to solve or an intention to change something in their lives. One person said “In this space I release my fears and remember who I truly am.”
For a list of online resources about labyrinths, click here.