Do you love labyrinths?
It’s always a delight to come across one in unexpected places. Here’s a small one I found last summer at a botanical garden in Maine:
As the busy holidays approach, consider the meandering, meditative nature of the labyrinth.
Set apart from the busy world, labyrinths help you trace a path to serenity in a sacred, special place of their own.
Unlike a maze, you can never be lost in a labyrinth. A maze has multiple possible routes, whereas a labyrinth has just one path to the center, making it easy for you concentrate on your inner journey.
By giving you a powerful way to support your inner life with your physical surroundings, labyrinths have strong connections to Feng Shui.
They also evoke the sinuous movement of Water and the nourishing stability of Earth.
A labyrinth demands your full attention as you tread quietly and carefully on a continuous journey, spiraling into and out from the center.
If you can’t get to a walking labyrinth right now you can still enjoy the mindful meditation of a labyrinth by tracing one with your finger.
The photo below shows my own finger tracing the path of a stone tablet labyrinth.
Over the holidays, I hope you can take a few moments to create a sacred place for your inner life.
I would love to help you find a way to move forward with a sense of the great possibilities within you.
Please do get in touch to find out how I can help: 646-382-3878.
(all photos ©ann bingley gallops except Chartres Cathedral labyrinth)