How I Walk the Labyrinth for Lent

By Dr. Felix Rogers

Even though labyrinths have been around for thousands of years, there is no “right” way to walk it. For me, walking the labyrinth is an opportunity to practice mindfulness. It also reminds me of a metaphor for a journey – the life journey. Before starting to walk, I take some time to become centered and still. It doesn’t matter if I look at the pattern of circles  –  there are no tricks here. This is not a maze.

I am aware of my breath with each step I take… I notice the weight of my foot and then my balance as I take the next step. As I move along slowly, my attention needs to be on awareness of my being, not my place on the journey. For, as the expression goes, wherever you go, there you are. If other people are with you, notice them, be aware of them, but do not get caught up in a narrative about them as you walk. Do be aware of any emotions that arise. When you get to the end, take the extra time to retrace your steps from the center of the circle, if you can.

Come and experience Christ Church Cranbrook’s Labyrinth this Lent.  It’s open Tuesday nights from 6:30pm – 9pm in the Atrium.  Free and open to the public – bring a friend!

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