Meditative Walking: The Labyrinth
Labyrinth in Front of First Church Leominster
This labyrinth was built in 2014 as a gift to Rev. Susan, First Church and the Community of Leominster. The Sentinel & Enterprise wrote a background article on the project and it can be found here.
The labyrinth dedication service first walk
What is a labyrinth?
A labyrinth’s route is unicursal; that is, it has only a single path. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is designed for ease of navigation, and it is impossible to get lost within one. A prayer labyrinth is a labyrinth used to facilitate prayer, meditation, spiritual transformation, and/or global unity.
More information of the history and symbolism of the labyrinth
What is the symbolism of the labyrinth?
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. It represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world.
What is the purpose of walking a labyrinth?
The Sacred Labyrinth Walk, Illuminating the Inner Path, is the ancient practice of “Circling to the Center” by walking the labyrinth. The rediscovery of this self alignment tool to put our lives in perspective is one of the most important spiritual movements of our day.
Walk the maze
within your heart: guide your steps into its questioning curves.
This labyrinth is a puzzle leading you deeper into your own truths.
Listen in the twists and turns.
Listen in the openness within all searching.
Listen: a wisdom within you calls to a wisdom beyond you and in that dialogue lies peace.