A labyrinth is an ancient and mystical tool. It usually takes the form of a circle, repeating sacred geometry and emphasizing the concept of unity. It is used for walking meditation, reflection, and prayer. A labyrinth is not a maze. Rather, it has a single, circuitous path; there are no dead ends or cul de sacs. You cannot get lost if you trust the path.
There is no one right way to use the labyrinth, except to approach it with an open heart, free of expectation, and to surrender to the path that lies before you. Follow it deliberately, all the way in to the center, and back out again. Don’t rush. Plan to spend 20-30 minutes – or more. It may be helpful to think of the path in as an opportunity to release a burden. In the center, open yourself to receive wisdom and guidance. As you follow the path out, prepare to return to your life with new insight, resolve, or simply grace to face the future.
*To learn more about labyrinths and their use, visit veriditas.org