There is no right or wrong way to walk the labyrinth.

Adults are generally serious or contemplative when using the labyrinth, whereas children may experience the labyrinth in a fun and playful way.

You can walk the labyrinth in your own chosen attitude or mood. You can pray out loud, silently, seriously or in a playful way. You can play music or sing, walk alone or with a crowd.

Listen to the sounds of nature. Take in the peacefulness and pay attention to your experience.

Suggestions:

  1. Focus: Pause and wait at the entrance. Become quiet and centered. Give acknowledgement through a bow, nod or other gesture, and then enter.
  2. Experience: Walk slowly and purposefully. Observe the process. When you reach the center, stay there and focus several moments. Leave when it seems appropriate. Be attentive on the way out.
  3. Exit: Turn and face the entrance. Give an acknowledgement of ending, such as “Amen.”
  4. Reflect: After walking the labyrinth, reflect back on your experience. Use journaling or drawing to capture your experience.
  5. Walk often!

Adapted from www.lessons4living.com