I love to walk.
So walking labyrinths is cool to me.
And I’m not alone. People have been walking labyrinths for centuries. A friend of mine likes walking labyrinths so much that he and his son created one in their backyard. How cool is that? After I get his permission, I’ll post an image of their masterpiece.
I’ve walked a lot of labyrinths. I look forward to walking more.
Some are tiny. Some are large.
Some are simply designed. Some are elaborate.
The one pictured here is my favorite. I discovered it early last week at The Crossnore School in Crossnore, NC. Aside from being set in an incredibly peaceful space, its design is elaborately simple. From what I understand, the story behind the design and building of this labyrinth is deserving of several blog posts (at least). In short, it was created in celebration of healing, hope and humble service.
Labyrinths are often confused with mazes even though they are completely different. Mazes have multiple paths. Labyrinths have one. Mazes can help people get lost. Labyrinths can help people find their way. I walk labyrinths to clear my mind, open my heart and prepare my spirit for what will happen next.
If you’ve never walked a labyrinth, you might enjoy visiting this site for more information about them.
If you have walked a labyrinth, I’d love to know about your experiences. If you haven’t, I’d love to know your impressions.