The Labyrinth is a prayer walk meditative tool, a walk of quiet meditation. It is a large circular walk that draws people walking it from the larger outer circle to the smaller inner circle. The walk is not a puzzle, game or problem to be solved, it is a walk very reminiscent to our own lives. The outer circle those broader issues, situation, events that create our lives and as we walk deeper into the Labyrinth we start to contemplate those more specific issues, situations, events of our lives; looking more closer at how our lives have evolved.
Walking this path engages our minds, bodies, spirits to invite the Divine into conversation with us. The rhythm of the walk is soothing and quieting. If we concentrate on that rhythm we begin to lose the world, the sounds of the city/forest/green space that we find ourselves walking. We enter into a meditative state that opens us to God. This meditative state is something we may experience if we lose our self in Mass and suddenly are brought back by a change of song, or a prayer, or our own child asking us what we are thinking about. This state is also the state that Theresa of the Little Flower also experienced.
If we have an opportunity to walk the Labyrinth it will help us slow down and listen for and to God, something so important in the business of our lives.