Tuesday, May 25, 2010
A few years ago, I wrote a story about the spiritual side of Sedona. It was during my research that I first discovered the labyrinth. I'd never walked one before. I didn't do it that time, either. But the image stayed with me. It would not be part of this story.
Once I returned home, I immediately started searching for more information. I wanted to know what these labyrinths were all about. I wanted to walk a labyrinth. I wanted to study the design. I became somewhat obsessed. I pitched a few stories but nothing ever sold.
To do this day, I've only walked one once (See my picture above), and I only did it briefly, during an interview. It was not the meditative experience it's supposed to be.
So my quest continues. I am inspired by the idea, by the potential opportunity to connect with myself in a different way, by the whole spiritual nature of the design. And I'm fascinated that there is an industry that involves people who build them. I'll start pitching more stories about this soon, because I can't get it out of my head and probably won't until I sell a story or two.
If you've ever walked a labyrinth and would be willing to share your story of what happened during and after, I'd love to read it right here. If you've ever experienced some kind of need for a spiritual quest, I'd love to know about that as well. Post your comments below.
If you'd like to learn more about the labyrinth, I find The Labyrinth Society to be a useful start.
Maybe we'll run into each other on the path some day.