Labyrinths have been used throughout history for various purposes, including as symbols in many cultures and spiritual practices, as tools for meditation and self-reflection, and as decorative elements in gardens and other public spaces. They are often thought to represent the journey of the individual through life, and the challenges and obstacles that must be overcome in order to reach one's goals.
Additionally, walking a labyrinth can be used as a form of contemplative or meditative practice, helping to clear the mind and promote feelings of peace and well-being.
"A labyrinth is not a maze, it is a journey. A journey to your center,
to your true self, to the place where all is one."
The main benefits of the labyrinth include:
Relaxation and stress relief: Walking a labyrinth can have a calming effect on the mind and body, helping to reduce stress and anxiety.
Improved focus and concentration: The repetitive, meditative nature of walking a labyrinth can help to clear the mind and improve focus and concentration.
Increased self-awareness: Walking a labyrinth can be used as a tool for self-reflection and self-discovery, helping individuals to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in the world.
Spiritual connection: For some, walking a labyrinth can be a spiritual practice, helping to connect with a higher power or the divine.
Physical exercise: Walking a labyrinth can also be a form of physical exercise, especially if the labyrinth is large or located in a park or other natural setting.
Community building: Labyrinths are often used in community setting, they can help to build a sense of community and connection among participants.
Engaging the community in the design and production of our labyrinths is a key method in our approach to our labyrinth work. This strategy creates a deep sense of appreciation and stewardship for the labyrinths upon their completion.
We work with schools, churches, community centers, universities, retreat centers and other civic spaces to design and produce our one of a kind labyrinths.
Together we can transform an ordinary place into a sacred space using the ancient archetype of the labyrinth.