There are as many ways to meditate as there are people who undertake a meditation practice. Meaning, each person’s practice is unique to them. Whether you are sitting at home on the floor or strolling the beach, simply put, meditation is an inward reflection with the intention of honoring the relationship you have with yourself.
The labyrinth is one meditation aide that seems to be popping up more and more lately. In this Pasadena Star News post from Pam Chuck, several California labyrinths which help people to contemplate and relax are explored. Showcased among them is the labyrinth at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale. According to Chuck, the six-petaled rose labyrinth helps to open people’s hearts.
Why would Forest Lawn construct a labyrinth in the midst of the cemetery? I suppose for the same reason that several homeowners have installed labyrinths in their gardens. Circular walking slows you down, giving your mind a chance to reflect on your life and where you are headed. Most of us are in so much of a hurry, we don’t think enough about our place in the universe. People walk a labyrinth to quiet their minds and open their hearts.
Explore more California labyrinths useful for meditation here.