“Solvitur Ambulando” – It is solved by walking, 2013 labyrinth walks, Community United Church of Christ – Boulder CO:
I am totally overdressed. I was hoping the weather would turn today, but it is 9 o’clock and already hot. I sought out an 11-circuit labyrinth because I find that style the most meditative. From the parking lot you can see the Flat Irons and a large solar panel … Boulder!
The labyrinth is on the far side of the church so that you cannot see the Flatirons, but the setting is still lovely. It is surrounded by a wild flower garden. This labyrinth uses local stones to form the barriers and pebbles for the path. It is definitely one that you cannot walk barefoot.
I decided I would use my psalm mantra “be still and know that I am God” and pause at each turn for today’s walk.
It is working to calm me down since I have very anxious thoughts today.
I walk in and out of the shade which is something I really love when walking a labyrinth. I have noticed before that when I do this, I change my breathing and walking pace when I’m in the heat versus when I’m in the shade.
What do I hear? I hear birds. I hear car traffic. I hear bicycle traffic and the people riding the bicycles talking loudly to each other.
What do I see? I see beautiful wildflowers. I see the clear blue sky. I see the sun.
What do I feel? I feel the sun. I feel a slight breeze blowing.
What do I know? I know that I am trying to make things work. I know that I have support. I know that I am loved.
I am amazed it is 9 AM on a Sunday morning and there is no one here at this church. I wonder when they have services. I wonder around the church to see what is up … (And thy have a Peace Pole … That’s two Labyrinth/Peace Pole combos or Boulder!