Need a Moment? Visit the Labyrinth!
What is a labyrinth?
Labyrinths are an ancient tool used to focus or to clear the mind. They are geometrical patterns used for walking or tracing.
UMC.org suggests these tips for walking a labyrinth:
Quiet your mind and become aware of your breath. Let go of thoughts that creep in during this time. Notice what happens.
Perhaps there's a question you've been thinking about or a decision you need to make. The labyrinth may help you focus on this. Remember, walking the labyrinth isn't like asking a magic 8 ball a question, but a time for centering, deep listening and gaining clarity.
Maybe there is a word or phrase that you utter as you make your way through the labyrinth. Similar to a breath prayer, let this word or phrase guide you.
There's no right way to walk a labyrinth [it's not a race!], so listen to your breath and how fast or slow your body wants to go.
Where is the labyrinth?
The labyrinth can be found at the eastern end of the UUMC parking lot. It is free and available for public use. The labyrinth was installed as a condition of UUMC’s sale of some property to permit the building of the Domain apartment complex.
Blessings as you meditate on the path ahead!