“Be still, and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
My head still throbs two days after the election. A stressful week, my body hungers for rest.
But not the rest I find between the sheets of my bed.It's a rest I find only in deep meditation.
I may take a trip to the labyrinth located outside a local monastery in my hometown.
The labyrinth, like the one pictured here, is one of the best places to enter a state of deep meditation.
This is how it works:
A prayer is said upon entering the labyrinth.
As you walk, following the concentric circular path, meditate upon the stresses troubling you.
Reaching the center of the circle, you ask God to remove the burden of those stresses from your life and thank him for the blessings He has bestowed upon you.
As you follow the path back out of the labyrinth, you should feel lighter.
Having left your burdens in the center with God, you should feel rejuvenated as you exit.
It takes about a half hour to do a true labyrinth walk complete with prayers and meditation. The time you spend also depends on how much time you meditate in the center of the labyrinth.
If you have a labyrinth near you, try taking the walk sometime. In some cases, spiritual counselors may be able to help you or even walk with you.
The spiritual cleansing you feel afterward is amazing.