How to Walk a Labyrinth

From a Celtic prayer:

God before

God behind.

God be everywhere

I wind.

God above

God below.

God be everywhere

I go.

Suggestions for Walking

There is no right or wrong way to walk the labyrinth. Remember, there as many different ways to walk the labyrinth as there are people that walk it.  The experience can be

2 common ways of walking: the way of silence and the way of image

The way of silence

Quiet the mind and choose to let all thoughts go once you become aware that you are thinking them. It may be helpful to focus on your breathing.  Walking has a way of naturally quieting the mind.  You don’t need to think: all you need do is put one foot in front of the other.  Allow yourself to open to whatever God may reveal to you.

The way of image

How to Walk – The Common Courtesies

Much of this information is from the book Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice by Dr. Lauren Artress.

In your presence there is fullness of joy;

in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16:11