Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Enter Labyrinth and Walk Away 'In a Different State of Mind'

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Enter Labyrinth and Walk Away 'In a Different State of Mind'

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Byline: HEATHER LOVEJOY

Call it a spiritual journey, a transformational tool or a path to God - regardless of religious orientation, walking a prayer labyrinth might be beneficial to anyone examining their life.

That's the message Janis Kinley, co-pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Riverside, has wanted to relate to residents since her church purchased a prayer labyrinth last year.

The labyrinth, identical in pattern to the one designed in the 13th century for the Chartres Cathedral in France, will be available to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in a community room of the church at 1415 S. McDuff Ave.

It is circular, 36 feet in diameter and lies flat on the floor. Several people can wind their way through it at the same time.

Kinley likens walking a prayer labyrinth to a symbolic pilgrimage. The concept is to pause from daily life for a few introspective moments to consider where you are in your journey, she said.

Individuals walk slowly inward to the center, and then pause before going out. …

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