Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I came across this labyrinth marked out on the field across from the downtown library this past weekend. I don’t know who put it there, or how long it will stay (it may be gone already). If you’re not familiar with labyrinths, they are ancient meditation paths, which you are supposed to walk very slowly as part of your meditation practice. It’s not a maze—there are no dead ends. Just a winding, circular path to the center, and then back out again. I’ve seen indoor ones (like the one at St. George’s Episcopal Church), and use a mini-labyrinth in my Sunday School class. I’m not much for walking them...I don’t really have the patience required for the extremely slow movement or quiet meditative thought. But I love the designs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love Labyrinths. I know a lot about them, but only got to walk an indoor one once. It was a wonderful experience. I would love to walk an outside one. They are great ways to settle your mind and open it all at the same time. It is a wonderful way to pray as well. I like your posting.