Rainer Maria Rilke: “If we surrendered to Earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. Instead we entangle ourselves in knots of our own making and struggle, lonely and confused.”
I have only been practicing a spiritual life for 10 years. A novice indeed. In fact, the more I learn about who I am and life itself, the more I realize I know nothing. It’s like a journey of the labyrinth.
Unlike mazes, which are designed to confuse users, labyrinths consist of a single path that winds its way from the outside of the circle to the centre, and back out again. Each labyrinth like us, is unique and each has its own rhythm and path for us to learn from.
Following the circle of the labyrinth’s life journey, with it’s many twists and turns, I am never sure what may be around the bend, but during these times of uncertainty, I always look for the centre and learn to sit there in silence.
When I arrive at the centre of the labyrinth it always turns me inward and this is where I practice my stillness and listen to the truth. As I practice sitting there, imagining I am deeply rooted in the earth and in my ancestor’s wisdom, I remember who I am, and that I am never alone.
As I leave the centre, I feel stronger and rejuvenated for the journey ahead and as I breathe in deeply, I take another step along the path, trusting I have everything I need in this moment; trusting that I am loved, cared for and watched over; trusting that this is exactly where I need to be.
May you always find the centre of your labyrinth. Trust as you sit there, silent and still, you will hear the whispers of the wind and the wisdom of your hearts calling.
22 thoughts on “Find Your Centre”
Beautiful words! I’m trying to meditate more. It’s a process, at least for me. A challenge to make it a regular habit.
Happy New Year Kristine! I think the word meditation conjures up feelings of hard work, or finding time, but when I think about finding my centre or balance again, I just know I need to go out and sit in nature or on the grass and spend time there, letting go, breathing in and out and listening to the truth again. It’s not a big deal, just an action that I take that sets me back on the right path and in the right direction again. 💕💚
Thanks Lori 💚💕
Beautiful, Karen. I love the labyrinth as metaphor for the winding, ever turning journey inward, and rest, and return to the outer. Lovely! 🙏🏻💕
Thank you Carrie 🙏🏻✨
Rainer Maria Rilke for me is a full meal, entrée, main course, dessert – already his name with a Girl’s middle name…. it’s music and beauty melting in your mouth…. he’s clever, intelligent, subtle, caring, wise, warm, his writing is magnificent and I’m the proud owner of some of his small booklets in very old-fashioned editions, I look at them and smile 🙂
Yes, his work is truly inspiring Kiki 💚💕
Labyrinth walking is a powerful meditation into the soul of our being. Thank you for a lovely share, Karen 💕
Thank you Val 💚💕✨
This is an amazing post that makes one want to find their centre and sit in silence, and the quote from Rilke is perfect for it. Great share, thank you …
Thank you so much. It had always helped me. 🙏🏻✨
Center. Center. Center.
English Dictionary version ….Centre Centre Centre ha! 😔
Ha! Hard to centre when your Teacher continuously corrects and criticizes!!!!
She only does it because she cares ha!!! 😉 Xx
OMG. What spin! You are a Pro!
Ha! Have a great day!! 😃
Profound and eloquently-told, Karen, and a gift of wisdom to all who listen. ❤
Thank you Carol. I appreciate your kind words ✨💕 Happy New Year
You put an important message very beautifully, Karen! Thank you for the inspiration! I trust your year has started well – best wishes for the rest of 2019 ❤
You too Helen. May it continue to be filled with love and abundance ✨💚