Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Peace Flows on World Labyrinth Day

On Saturday May 3rd  we held our our first public event of 2014.  We were pleased to be able to "Walk as One at 1" in celebration of World Labyrinth Day.  World Labyrinth Day, declared in 1998 by The Labyrinth Society, brings people together globally to recognize the labyrinth as a symbol, a tool, a passion, and a practice.
Carleton Place Community Labyrinth - proud participants in a global labyrinth event!
This year (the 6th annual World Labyrinth Day) we took part in a survey organized by the Labyrinth Society and are happy to report that over 2,500 people in more than 18 countries were walking labyrinths at 1 PM in their local time zones!
Pick a message that resonates with you - to carry on your walk.
By walking a labyrinth, we are rediscovering an ancient tradition, which is still relevant today. Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is designed as a single path. There are no dead-ends or tricks. The path on which you enter is the same path on which you exit. A walker is free to focus on a thought or a prayer, or to simply enjoy the energy of the walk itself. Many walkers find that the circular pattern holds them in a type of walking meditation long enough to let their problems and worries fall away.
Walking a labyrinth can allow you to feel more centred and peaceful.
In a busy world, walking a labyrinth can provide an opportunity to quieten the mind and allow you to feel more centred, peaceful and at one with yourself. When we feel at peace within ourselves, peace flows from each us - out into the world!
Laminated posters along the walk give more information about the labyrinth in terms of its history, benefits, and ways to incorporate the labyrinth into everyday living
Ways to Walk the Path in 2014

• Weekly walks every Tuesday morning from 9-10 am. June - September. Labyrinth keeper on site.

• Thursday June 19th “Walk in Peace” 5:30 pm., evening peace walk, bring along a picnic supper, enjoy the gardens, music and guest speaker.

• Sunday August 10th, full moon walk 8:00 pm.

• Light Up the Labyrinth, Friday September 12th, Light Up the Labyrinth

• Wednesday October 8th, full moon walk 8:00 pm.

For more information contact Debby: 613-257-1014

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