In the ancient world, the labyrinth was used to describe what in our modern times we refer to as a maze. A maze is not the same as a labyrinth.
A maze can be frustrating, frightening, and challenging because of many confusing paths and dead ends, purposely obscuring the route to the finish. A lot of us have this idea that life is like a maze, where we make mistakes and fix them, where we make wrong choices somewhere along the way, where we could get lost entirely. We all live in the maze we call life! Perhaps you are also looking for that one Path, a Path to guide your existence to its ultimate, true Goal.
In the maze of life, many people have reached a dead-end with regards to everything material life has to offer, and many are now looking for something completely different, completely liberating. Labyrinths symbolize the journey of life from birth to spiritual awakening. Lao Tzu spoke of “Tao”, the Buddha spoke of the “eightfold way”, the Bible speaks of the “narrow Path”, and Jesus said to his disciples: “You know the Way”.