The Labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It represents a journey to our own centre and back out again into the world. For me, I can’t remember where I first saw it but I loved the design and loved even more what it stands for. So, I saved up a bit of cash and got it tattooed on my arm! I love this tattoo!
So, that’s how it started really.. I stumbled on the Labyrinth around the same time as I began to meditate and begin on an inner journey. It has been with me for about 6-7 years now and has come to represent my Qigong and Meditation endeavours. It all fits really! The Labyrinth now pops up all the time – the one in the picture above is by the coast in Cornwall.
Labyrinth’s are often used as walking meditations, to focus the mind and put the individual in tune with the greater inner truth metaphorically represented by the labyrinth. Focussed walking meditations are effective in reducing anxiety and relaxing ourselves.
Next time a Labyrinth seeks you, be open and embrace the spiritual, playful, creative, reflective space it has for you.
When I am lucky enough to have some land, I will create a Labyrinth and invite you all to come and join me in a walking meditation 🙂
” To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don’t grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float “