Wisdom Keeper line upQuotes from the Wisdom Keepers at the Opening Ceremony of the Centennial Park Labyrinth, on 15th Sept 2014

“Walking home to country is a connection our people have always had with Mother Earth. Our culture is defined by the closeness of family circles and staying connected to the people within it. The labyrinth invites and welcomes people to walk the path together – it calls them to the land in oneness.” (Aunty Ali Golding, Aboriginal Elder, Biripi Nation)

“The labyrinth represents the spiritual journey, inward to our inner selves and the Sacred within, outward to the world held in God’s love and yearning for peace and justice.” (Rev Dr Margaret Mayman, Pitt Street Uniting Church)

Meditative prayer connects us with the eternal, singular, conscious being known as “God”.  Prayer invites God’s presence to permeate our presence.  Prayer cannot bring water to parched fields, nor mend a broken bridge, but it can water an arid soul and mend a broken heart. Pray as if everything depends on God, but act as if everything depends on you. (Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins, Emanuel Synagogue, Woollahra)

‘ Look at your feet. There is your mind. See where your feet are. You are there.’ (Venerable Boan Sunim, Korean Puri Temple,)

“A pilgrimage is a moment when people come from every corner of the world to share the spiritual experience. They come in humility and sincerity to God Almighty”. (Imam Amin Hady, Zetland Mosque)

Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.  When we are walking with mindfulness, then the walker and that which is walked upon become one, the division between self /other dissolves into the sacredness of walking with a peaceful heart. (Zen Roshi – Subhana Barzaghi, Sydney Zen Centre)

“For me, prayer is walking. Every step is a prayer. I am content to see only my piece of road, my next step, and to trust that a way will unfold. The road shows me that. Over and over…step by step. The road is my teacher and my way home.” (Ailsa Piper, Writer and Pilgrim)

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