Come and explore the world of labyrinths with me.
A labyrinth has one meandering path which winds its way to the center. It is the same path back out as the one we took towards the middle. The labyrinth’s path is like the path of life. There are twists and turns, feelings of being lost, feeling relieved to have found the center, meeting people on the path that you must work to go around and connect with, and inner insights.
The design of the labyrinth itself is meant to help us center, be present, and patient. We walk one step at a time on the winding pathway. The meandering path and one foot stepping at a time will quiet our ruminating mind and leaves us in a state of peacefulness.
In the Center of the Labyrinth | History, and Origin
The labyrinth is an ancient tool, thousands of years old originally from ancient Crete, and found all over the world. Christianity embraced the labyrinth during the time of the crusades to symbolize the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. The labyrinth at Chartres is a beautiful example of this type of labyrinth.