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L a b y r i n t h s
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol that has been rediscovered and adapted for use today. It can be found in ancient cultures, traditions and countries including China, Ireland, India, England, Scandinavia, France, Crete and others. It is an image that represents wholeness, healing, and inclusion.
Labyrinths have long been used as a meditation and prayer tool. It is used for walking meditation to assist us in finding peace and clarity, managing stress, assisting with decision making, self-exploration and reflection. The labyrinth can also provide the opportunity to examine goals, assess talents and abilities, make decisions, and evaluate progress, both personally and professionally. Others view walking a labyrinth as a metaphor for life’s journey - a journey to your deepest self, where you come back into the world with a clearer understanding of yourself. It is seen and used for different reasons by different individuals.