We invite you to walk the labyrinth with an open mind and an open heart. There is no right or wrong way to walk. Simply enter and follow the path, and watch where it leads you. Open yourself to the experience with gracious attention.
Pause and wait for a moment at the entrance. Become quiet and centered. Let your breathing calm and deepen. Give acknowledgment through a bow, nod, or other gesture, and then enter.
Walk purposefully. Go at your own pace. Observe the process. When you reach the center, stay there and focus several moments. Leave the center when it seems appropriate, and be attentive on the way out.
Turn and face the entrance. Give an acknowledgment of ending, such as “amen” or a nod or bow.
Take time after your walk to reflect on your experience. You may want to write down your thoughts in a journal or draw a picture.
You may find that your meditative walk has three stages: