Have you ever walked a labyrinth?
This year, I have walked a labyrinth at the National Cathedral in Washington DC, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and Trinity Church in Santa Barbara. Each labyrinth is similar in that it has a place to begin and then circles along a series of walking paths as you move towards the center. There are rituals and practices associated with a labyrinths on how to prepare to enter, how to pause mid way, and how to conclude. Yet, most people just start walking, taking small reflective steps around the ancient tradition’s pathways.
I started getting curious about labyrinths when I began reading all the literature on leadership and mindfulness. I had heard from many leaders about the value of mindfulness practices and thought I might try to enter into a mindfulness practice. [Read more…]