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What is a Labyrinth?

A labyrinth is an ancient tool used as a metaphor for one's spiritual journey. Unlike a maze, which has many dead ends and wrong choices designed to trick the mind, a labyrinth is a single, winding, unobstructed path from the outside of itself to the center. Walking the labyrinth holds the opportunity to quiet the mind, open the soul, and evoke feelings of wholeness and unity. It is a hopeful sign of order emerging from the chaos of life. You walk in, and you walk out. No matter how out of place you may feel in life, you can always walk to the center of wholeness. You cannot get lost in a labyrinth; you always find your way home.

About Plymouth's Santa Rosa Labyrinth©

Completed in September of 2013, Plymouth United Church's Santa Rosa Labyrinth© follows the original design of Lea Goode-Harris, Ph.D. Goode-Harris describes her design as "neo-medieval," incorporating both "the seven circuits of the classical labyrinth and the quarter and half turns of the ancient medieval labyrinths." Plymouth's labyrinth installation also includes two wheelchair-accessible finger labyrinths.

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