But what is a labyrinth?
A labyrinth is a sacred space where we can spend time with God and focus on our life and journey in Him. Unlike in a maze, it is impossible to get lost in a labyrinth. There is only one way in and one way out. The only choice we have to make is whether or not to follow it.
In following the single path that leads to the centre and back out into the world, this physical journey reflects the inner spiritual journey we all make. The twists and turns of the path both echo the ups and downs of our everyday lives and force us to slow down and calm our minds. Just as in our lives we may think the path is taking us away from our destination, in a labyrinth we do eventually reach the centre.
There are no set responses or expected results from ‘walking a labyrinth’, but on the journey we are enabled to be aware of God’s presence with us. We have time and space to make our own prayers and responses to God as He meets us where we are.