A Sense of Peace

Have you ever walked on an outdoor labyrinth?

I would highly recommend you do. An eerie sense of peace and tranquility results from just walking on the path set before you, as if the cares of the world melt into the dirt with each step.

Walking meditation (or as my husband would call it — medication!) forces us to focus on the experience of walking. It draws our attention to the present moment, to the movement of our bodies and our breath.

For those challenged to meditate in a seated lotus position, walking a labyrinth offers the same benefits — increased awareness and a sense of peace top the list. It may sound odd, but I feel somehow closer to nature and God when I walk on an outdoor labyrinth. This one happens to be near Bangor, Pennsylvania, on property shared by Columcille Megalith Park and the
Kirkridge Retreat.

Labyrinths have been used for centuries as a sacred journey, a means to connect with the divine for inspiration and guidance and to find purpose and direction; helping you find a path through the confusion and chaos of daily life. By surrendering to the winding path, one’s soul finds healing and wholeness.

I enjoy the extreme sense of peace. What gives you that feeling of peace?

About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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