A labyrinth is not a maze. A maze is a puzzle with dead ends and tricks. A labyrinth has only one path leading to the center and back out again.
A labyrinth is an ancient meditation tool; it is a geometric shape that defines a sacred space. It has been an integral part of many cultures. The symbol has appeared in various forms throughout most of the world, including Native North and South America, Australia, Java, India, and Nepal. In Europe, labyrinths flourished in cathedrals in the medieval era.
A Labyrinth walk can be used to achieve a contemplative state. When you walk a labyrinth, you meander back and forth, turning 180-degrees each time you enter a new circuit. You lose track of direction and the outside world, which quiets the mind.
Each person’s walk is a personal experience. You might use the labyrinth to clear and center your mind. You might enter with a question or concern. The time in the center can be used for reflecting, meditating, or praying, as well as discovering your own sacred inner space. Some walks are healing or enlightening, others just a pleasant walk. Each walk is a new experience.
A labyrinth is a tool for people of all beliefs to come together for a common spiritual experience. You are welcome to visit our labyrinth at any time.