By engaging in practices that strengthen our own inner presence as spiritual beings, we will approach others as spiritual beings.
Robert Sardello, Silence: The Mystery of Wholeness
The labyrinth has for many years now become both a symbol of and a practice in mystery and Spirit for me. As abstract as that may sound, it also always yields to me some very down to earth reminders of who I and my fellows are.
Then, the labyrinth called me beyond my thoughts: it was for a path that I can only walk, one step at a time; for boundaries that have guided me, challenged me; for boundaries that I have stepped over in order to do what I had to do; for intersections and choices; for about-face turns in my life; for painful moments that lead to deeper insight, tenderness; moments of deep peace.
Our spiritual practices are multi-valent, are themselves boundless storehouses of wisdom, grace and meaning for us. We simply have to walk them.
After we made this labyrinth in the sand, knowing that wind and water would soon take it away, we found others accepting the invitation and walking it, too. Invariably, spiritual practice which we may do for ourselves connects us to all other sentient beings. For this, we can be deeply grateful.
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