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Navigating a labyrinth

Mar 18, 2018


There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. The symbol represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Read these tips from Holy Cross for navigating a labyrinth or find a labyrinth near you.

  1. Focus: Pause and wait at the entrance. Become quiet and centered. Give acknowledgment through a bow, nod, or other gesture and then enter.

  2. Experience: Walk purposefully. Observe the process. When you reach the center, stay there and focus for a while. Leave when it feels appropriate. Be attentive on the way out.

  3. Exit: Turn and face the entrance. Give an acknowledgement of ending, such as “Amen.”

  4. Reflect: After walking the labyrinth, reflect on your experience. Use journaling or drawing to capture your experience.

  5. Walk often. Every time is a new experience. Most do not really get a feel for the labyrinth experience until they have walked it at least three times.