A Personal Labyrinth

How to make your own labyrinth for serenity and meditation.

| September/October 1999

Its serpentine path was first encountered near Crete on coins dating back to 500 b.c., and the same design has appeared in the American Southwest, Northern Europe, India, and Peru. You can enjoy the timeless appeal of this seven-circuit, single-path labyrinth by applying it wherever it can create a center of calm in your busy life. Trace it with your finger, pace it in your garden, or simply let your eyes rest on it for a moment of meditation.

-Paint it on a desktop or side table.

-Stitch it on canvas.

-Set it in a sunroom floor using tiny ­mosaic tiles.

-Paint it on a canvas floor cloth.

-Etch it in the glass of a shower door.

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