Walking The Labyrinth

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Thursdays at 7 PM

A Walk in Faith, Thursdays at 7 PM, Memorial Day through September, (or walk at any time on your own)

Join us for a spiritual journey on a road well traveled, on our church labyrinth located in St. Nicholas’ Garden on the north side of the building.

Labyrinths are a physical tool for meditation, designed to reflect upon our journey through life. They often get confused with mazes, but they are totally different things. A maze is meant to be a puzzle, something to be figured out. A labyrinth is designed as a single path that meanders back and forth, yet always leads to the center. There are no dead ends. One then follows that same path back out to the entrance of the labyrinth and your beginning.

 

Why walk the labyrinth?

It helps to reduce anxiety, blood pressure, chronic pain and insomnia, according to the Harvard Medical School’s Mind-Body Institute.

 

How do you walk the labyrinth?

There is no “right” or “wrong” way to walk the labyrinth. Walking the labyrinth is simply placing one foot in front of the other, releasing and letting go of the details of your life. Begin by walking into the labyrinth to shed emotions. Pause in the center for prayer and quiet. Return the way you came in, beginning to reach outward.

“At its most basic level the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.” Author Caroline Adams