The labyrinth is one of the oldest forms of meditation and there is evidence of them in almost every culture. It is intended for solitary contemplation. Unlike a maze, where people can get lost, the labyrinth has a specific purpose. As you walk along the single spiral path inward to the center, you shed the troubles, worries, and most of all, distractions, that occupy you. When you turn around at the center and retrace the spiral path out again, you feel, inevitably, renewed and free of a burden, often one you didn’t know you carried. Entering a labyrinth is not difficult – there is one in almost every city and you can even make your own in your own back yard by creating a spiral path, and bordering it with plants or colorful stones.