Labyrinth Project Hervey Bay

The Zonta Club of Hervey Bay, as part of the Peace directive 1325 from the United Nations (UN),  have started a project to create a Labyrinth.

Part of the directive of 1325, is that women will be the ones to facilitate Peace in the world. Therefore, the Labyrinth Project aims to start by creating Peace within ourselves through reflection and contemplation.

The objective being that Peace starts from within ourselves and is then reflected into our world.

Peace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict. Commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships.

The Labyrinth’s history spans thousands of years. The Labyrinth is an archetypal  symbol that is found in many  diverse  regions of the world. Historically found in Europe, to the jungles of Indonesia, the barren landscape of the Arctic and the dense  forests of Nepal.

The Labyrinth is a protective symbol, once used to fortify city defences. Today the labyrinth is a pathway to connect to your  inner self.. To contemplate the magic and mystery of existence. The Labyrinth’s charm invites playfulness,  soulfulness, as well as delight and curiosity.

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The Labyrinth Project has currently drawn 2 temporary Labyrinths to see what area of Hervey Bay would be the most congenial. A third temporary site looks like it may be the one. The site is in the Urangan Botanical Gardens and place of tranquility.

The photos displayed are of the group drawing the temporary Labyrinths, one at the Community Centre and the other at the Council Chambers.

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