- by Kate Bowman
- June 29, 2022
Every year in honour of National Palliative Care Week and National Volunteer Week which both fall in May, the Sacred Heart Biography Service organises a labyrinth walk at the Centennial Park labyrinth for the biography volunteers. This meditative walk provides an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the valuable work our volunteers do. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on the clients they have met and the stories they have heard throughout the year. In this way, the labyrinth walk is a valuable self-care tool.
There is really no right or wrong way to walk the labyrinth. It is simply a matter of putting one foot in front of the other. Some people like to use it as a spiritual practice: to release as you enter – to empty yourself of the grief, burdens, expectations, fears, disappointments; to receive as you stand at the centre of the labyrinth – to allow in the voices of Spirit, the earth, and the wisdom of your own soul; and to return as you leave the labyrinth – taking with you the gifts that were entrusted to you at the centre and carrying them back with you.
This year the walk was held on 26 May and the biography volunteers were joined by some members of the Community Palliative Care Team at Sacred Heart as well as the Bereavement Service.
Photo taken by Sacred Heart volunteer photographer Eric Hansen.
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