Thinking about the tasks I needed to complete that day, impatiently, I waited to hear my name called for my appointment.
I noticed space where instead of seating, a large spiral of connecting circles was painted on the floor. It was a labyrinth — an ancient symbol of the quest for wholeness through mind-body connection. Mind-body connection refers to how our minds interpret and react to stress, good or bad, and its effect on our bodies. High blood pressure, pain, headaches, insomnia are a few of the physical effects of stress.
So, choose to improve the quality of your mind-body connection by incorporating these tips into your daily activities. Protect your life and health by managing your personal space. Stay in the moment when interacting with others. Avoid conflict and the emotional drain of the irrational beliefs spouted by others.
Remember that truth is truth. It may be interpreted differently, based on one’s background and experiences, but the truth is unalterable.
Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, a world leader in the labyrinth movement, suggests walking to the labyrinth’s center with the palms of your hands down — indicating release or letting go of negative concerns. While retracing your steps out of the circle, turn your palms up — symbolizing a willingness to receive clarity, strength, and guidance. As you exit the labyrinth, turn to face the center, bring your palms together for a prayerful end to this experience. Practice kindness. Claim that this transitional process will elevate us to new heights of courage, selflessness, and intellectual stimulation.