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Walking the Labyrinth: An Ancient Spiritual Tradition

Our labyrinth will be open for walking on the second Saturday of each month in Guptill Hall from 10:00 a.m.—Noon.

The labyrinth has been used as a spiritual tool in many cultures and religious traditions for thousands of years. Modern “pilgrims” walk labyrinths as one of many tools to enhance prayer, contemplation, meditation, and/or personal growth.

Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is not designed to confuse or bewilder. There are no blind alleys, no wrong turns. There is a single pathway leading in and out. All you have to do is put one foot in front of the other and you will safely get to the center and back out again. A labyrinth is a perfect symbol of our spiritual journey because life is full of twists and turns, but still we are led to the center. Throughout the walk, we rely on our faith and trust that the winding path truly leads to God, the center of our life. When we walk the labyrinth with the presence of God, even amid life’s twists and turns, we will find our way back home.

Our labyrinth is the Chartres design (above), painted on canvas.  Although they are not visible to the eye, underneath the path are written words of peace in sixteen different languages, along with the psalm prayer “Guide our feet into the way of peace.”

We hope that you will join us.

 

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