Have you ever walked a labyrinth? Unlike a maze, the labyrinth path guides you to the center so you won’t get lost. When I walk the labyrinth, my journey inward is a time of focusing and reflecting. At the center, I encounter God on his terms. My journey outward is a time of appropriating my experience at the center.
I remember one time it took all of my effort to focus on my next step on my journey to the center and I struggled to keep my mind quiet. I rested at the center allowing God to refresh my weary soul. At the center, I found rest for my journey outward.
The ground was uneven and the path was narrow. I had to stay aware of my center in order to keep my balance. It seemed that each step required more effort. As always, this particular labyrinth walk so replicated my life. It helped me re-center, refocus and reflect.
Calvin Wulf is a writer, spiritual director, and retreat facilitator who lives in Colorado with his wife Lisa. He has a passion for Christian spiritual formation drawing from the ancient spiritual traditions of the Apostles, and Christian sages through the ages. He is also a vowed oblate of the contemplative monastic Order of Julian of Norwich.
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