“Your life’s journey is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” – Caroline Adams, Life Coach
What Is A Labyrinth?
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.
A labyrinth, unlike a maze, has no dead ends. There is only one path, the same path takes you into the labyrinth and out again.
With a labyrinth you don’t have to think, or analyze, or solve a problem, you just trust that the path will lead you to where you need to be.
Why Are Labyrinths Used?
People walk the labyrinth for many reasons. Some do it to relax, some as a walking meditation, some just for fun. There are benefits to walking a labyrinth, which are being studied by our Research Committee. See the Research area of this website for more information.
How Do I Use a Labyrinth?
Focus: Pause and wait at the entrance. Become quiet and centered. Give acknowledgment through a bow, nod, or other gesture and then enter.
Experience: Walk purposefully. Observe the process. When you reach the center, stay there and focus several moments. Leave when it seems appropriate. Be attentive on the way out.
Exit:Turn and face the entrance. Give an acknowledgement of ending.
Reflect: After walking the labyrinth reflect back on your experience. Use journaling or drawing to capture your experience.
Please be respectful of others that are using the labyrinth.
Do not remove any materials from the labyrinth area without approval of Riveredge Staff.