Summer is here

Saturday 27 June 2009 And that’s a good thing!

Here are some adventures I’ve had this spring… To think I thought I had to go to Chartres to walk the labyrinth! There are two right here in Delray Beach and they are based on the Chartres Labryrinth.

At the Duncan Conference Center, you can enjoy them at your liesure, or be part of monthly guided meditations.

These two were envisioned by retired Duncan Center director, Father Steve Fregeau, and were designed by landscape artists, Steven and Michele Benner. A labyrinth, they say, is a symbol, a tool, a passion, or a practice, which can provide gentle relief, meaningful purpose and quench the desire for calm, insight and peace. I walked the labyrinths on World Labyrinth Day, May 2, as part of a worldwide effort to create a “rolling wave of healing labyrinth energy in unison as the earth turns.”

Actually, it was a very peaceful and centering experience. Different from a maze, a labyrinth has no forks in the road or confusing dead ends. A unicursal, the path never crosses over itself and culminates in only a singel cul-de-cac — its center — where “walkers” are invited to rest awhile, meditating, centering, quieting, before taking the same path out.

I learned that on life’s path, I cannot get lost. It may turn and seem confusing at times, but the way is distinct, and like Theseus, the thread is there, and all you have to do is walk along.

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