What is Labyrinth?
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol related to wholeness and combining the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. Representing the path of life, the labyrinth can provide a symbolic journey in the form of a walking meditation and the opportunity for insight, courage, and understanding in facing life’s challenges.
With a long and rich history dating 4,000 BC., the labyrinth provides a single path that leads to and from the center, unlike a maze which is designed as entertainment with the objective to find one’s way out of the design rather than to be enlightened within it.
How Do I Walk the Labyrinth?
There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth as long as the desire to walk is consciously chosen. Labyrinth walking is not a perfectionist act: it is necessary to walk outside the lines. Whatever happens during the spiritual exercise of labyrinth walking can be used as a metaphor for our spiritual lives.
PHUMC’s labyrinth is located inside Wesley Hall off the Lee St. Entrance and is open every Wednesday (with the exception of special events/holidays), from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Call 501-664-3600 or CLICK HERE for more information.