Labyrinths may bring to mind Greek mythology and angry Minotaurs, but they are an ancient symbol and structure that can, if walked, have some pretty cool effects on one’s health and mindset. The slow pace that a labyrinth walk requires can be meditative, offering an individual the opportunity to relax, refocus, and tune in with their unconscious mind.
While you can find labyrinths at Chartres Cathedral in France and other far-flung places, you can also find many of them within 10 miles of your home. Labyrinthlocator.com is a resource for finding these hidden pathways in Kentuckiana (and elsewhere in the world). There is a Contemplative Garden at 828 South 4th Street next to Spalding University, another at the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and several others sprinkled throughout the area. Spend a little time when the weather cools walking some of these paths for reflection.
Here is another link to more labyrinths in Kentucky.
By Carrie Vittitoe | Rendering courtesy of ContemplativeGarden.org