The labyrinth located among the MPLC gardens near the main parking lot, is an MPLC treasure. Surrounded by beautiful blooms and plantings that change colors all year long, all are welcome to come at any time and walk the path; to take a spiritual journey. Read below for more information about the symbolism of the labyrinth...you may just be inspired to take a journey!
We are all on the path... exactly where we need to be. The labyrinth is a model of that path.
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools.
Labyrinths and mazes have often been confused. When most people hear of a labyrinth they think of a maze. A labyrinth is not a maze. A maze is like a puzzle to be solved. It has twists, turns, and blind alleys. It requires you to find the correct path into the maze and out.
A labyrinth has only one path. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys. The path leads you on a circular journey to the center and out again. It involves intuition, creativity, and imagery. With a maze many choices must be made , but with a labyrinth there is only one choice to be made. The choice is to enter or not. The choice is whether or not to walk a spiritual path.
At its most basic level the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.