We are all on the path... exactly where we need to be. The labyrinth is a model of that path.
It is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path.
It represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world.
Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.
It is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience. We can walk it. It is a metaphor for life's journey. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to "That Which Is Within."
There are no false entrances or dead ends in a labyrinth. Slowly, Christians are rediscovering the significance of this important spiritual tool, which holds such power for prayer and reflection. We are all on the path… exactly where we need to be. The labyrinth is a model of that path, a metaphor for life’s journey.
Ancient Spirituality A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness, combining the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world.
Labyrinths vs. Mazes - Labyrinths and mazes have often been confused. A labyrinth has only one path; the way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys. The path leads you on a circuitous path to the center and out again. A labyrinth is a right-brain task. It involves intuition, creativity, and imagery. With a maze, many choices must be made, and an active mind is needed to solve the problem of finding the center. With a labyrinth, there is only one choice: to enter or not.
Walking the Labyrinth There is no right way to walk a labyrinth. You only have to enter and follow the path. Once you have started to walk, you are on a journey to the center. There is no need to rush. Some will walk faster, others more slowly. Whatever you experience is part of the journey. Please do not feel that there is a right way to walk. Simply relax and let what happens happen.