Our whole planet appears to be on the brink of change. And change – although exciting – is unsettling. We’re in an age of renewal. And even though we’re experiencing newness, we feel a need to return to that place where we feel comfortable. Grounded. Safe.
The challenge for many of us is to find a way that works for us. Only when our mind is quiet are we open to hearing that voice within. We long for a way to silent the mind-chatter that so often fills our consciousness. We long to shed the outside world just long enough to re-connect with something greater than ourselves.
Meditation is a way to accomplish this – and there are many ways to meditate. Although we often think we have to sit a certain way, or hold our hands a certain way, or have a mantra that we recite while we’re holding a certain pose, there are other options.
One of those options is to walk a labyrinth. The labyrinth is an ancient tool that has captured the human imagination for centuries, and today people around the world are again being drawn to the labyrinth and exploring it as a spiritual and healing tool. Labyrinths are being built at universities, hospitals, churches, community parks, and in people’s yards.
People are using them as a walking meditation. Walking a labyrinth helps your mind and body relax. It’s a place to clear your mind, and a place to receive answers to life’s questions. It’s a place to feel grounded in the present, and a place to walk into the future.
For me, meditation is a time in which to remember and re-discover what I intuitively know. Whether I’m seeking clarity, or insight, or healing, or peace, walking a labyrinth brings me back to the place where I feel grounded, whole and complete.
To walk a labyrinth is to explore your connection with Nature, with the Universe, and with your Self.