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.
- Focus: Pause and wait at the entrance. Become quiet and centered. Give acknowledgement through a bow, nod or other gesture, and then enter.
- 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.
- Exit: Turn and face the entrance. Give an acknowledgement of ending, such as “Amen.”
- Reflect: After walking the labyrinth, reflect back on your experience. Use journaling or drawing to capture your experience.
- Walk often!
Adapted from www.lessons4living.com