Have you ever heard of ‘walking a labyrinth’ as a meditation? It was new to me, and a simple and wonderful discovery.
A labyrinth is a pattern with a single winding path that leads from the entrance to the centre. All labyrinths are unicursal, that is, they have only one path. Mazes are multicursal and are not considered labyrinths.
A labyrinth is an ancient circular path, a universal symbol of unity and wholeness.
Labyrinths are created on the ground or floor, sometimes painted, and sometimes built with mosaic tiles. Some are inside churches and some are outside and accessible at any time.
Read about the history and purpose of labyrinths here.
In my lovely home city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, I found one on the grounds of the University of British Columbia, at the School of Theology. It’s outside and open to anyone. It’s a lovely way to meditate and just follow a path in calming meditation.
Here are some photos for you to enjoy:
It was easy to find a labyrinth with the help of a Google search. Perhaps you can find some in your home town. Here is a list in the Vancouver, British Columbia area.
Enjoy discovering ways to practice meditation and mindfulness.