Walk the Labyrinth
A labyrinth is a tool that is used for relaxation, a mindfulness practice, or for fun! Many feel more peaceful and mentally clear after engaging the labyrinth.
Date & Time:
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM Open for reflection Oct 10th - October 13th
Peace Garden (South of St. Thomas Aquinas Chapel)
A labyrinth is a path that meanders around and leads toward a center. Labyrinths are found in many different cultures, some dating back as early as 4,000 years ago, with designs that range from circular to angular. In the Christian tradition, labyrinths found in many medieval churches were used as a substitute for making a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Today, people encounter labyrinths with their feet or fingers as a mindfulness practice; as environmental art; as a prayer path; as a place for ritual, ceremony, and community building; and as a space for fun.
You may move through a labyrinth any way you choose. To leave you may return the same way or go directly out. During your labyrinth encounter, notice your attention. Is it soft and taking in your environment? Is it with your feet, heart, or another part of your body? Is it with your thoughts or prayers or concerns?
Labyrinths are at parks, in hospitals, churches, schools, retreat centers, and even prisons. Search for one near you at http://labyrinthlocator.com/.
Learn more about the history, research, and types of labyrinths online at http://labyrinthsociety.org.
**Installed by Conie Borchardt of PointsOfLightMusic.net for the Project for Mindfulness & Contemplation during Mindfulness Week.**