“Solvitur ambulando” It is solved by walking ~St. Augustine~
WALK YOUR WAY TO RELAXATION
In addition to traditional health care, Mercy Regional Medical Center recognizes the role meditation and relaxation can play in healing and is pleased to offer patients and visitors a labyrinth for their reflection. The beautifully landscaped space includes a waterfall and stream, benches, a pergola, paths, and other landscaping features that surround the labyrinth, which was installed in 2006 when the hospital opened. Labyrinths have been used for centuries by various cultures throughout the world. The Mercy labyrinth is modeled after one at 12th-century Chartres Cathedral in France. Labyrinths differ from mazes in that they have no dead ends or false turns. Rather, one circuitous path winds from the exterior of the labyrinth to its center. Walking the labyrinth is a great way to quiet the mind and meditate, pray, or reflect. It is one more way Mercy helps promote healing of body, mind, and spirit.
The labyrinth and surrounding garden is open to the public. It is a gift to be appreciated not only by hospital patients, visitors, and employees, but the entire community. The labyrinth at Mercy is located near the Healing Garden and is open to visitors and patients during daylight hours.
Contributions to Mercy Health Foundation, helped fund the Mercy Labyrinth Meditation Garden. The Foundation continues to raise money to further enhance and maintain the garden. To donate, please call 970-764-2802 or click on the link Donate Online at the top of the website.