Finger Labyrinths

Labyrinths are ancient patterns that have often been used in meditation. There are many forms of labyrinths, many of which are "walking labyrinths." If you ever find a walking labyrinth near you, try walking one with a child. Many children love the winding paths of labyrinths. They also tend to rush through them. (I have been told by labyrinth owners that this is typical. Children need less "closure" than adults and they will walk or run the labyrinth at the pace that works for them.) To find a labyrinth near you, access the World-Wide Labyrinth Locator at www.wwll.veriditas.labyrinthsociety.org. You may be surprised to find how many labyrinths are near you!

There are other forms of labyrinths that include handheld wooden labyrinths that you "trace" with a special tool. There are also finger labyrinths, such as the one on the following page, that you follow with your finger. The goal of this labyrinth is to trace your finger from the outside of the labyrinth to the center, and back out again. Your finger traces the white path—try to do so without lifting your finger.

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Trace the path of the labyrinth with your finger. Follow the path to the center of the labyrinth AND back out again without lifting your finger.

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