This Peace Path labyrinth at the National Museum shows harmony between all lands and peoples of Kenya.
The Peace Path is a seven-cycle labyrinth made of stones from many lands of Kenya. A labyrinth is a universal symbol of wholeness patterned from Nature. It creates a sacred space where inner and outer worlds connect.
Labyrinth walking offers a vision of how we can live together in harmony. There are no wrong turns or tricks in a labyrinth. Once we agree to enter, every step comes naturally. We are quiet as we walk. Our hearts are open.
On this Peace Path labyrinth at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi, you walk from “The Eagle” sculpture by Gerard Motondi at the entrance, in along the grass paths to “The Eye” at the center (by Charles Kombo), and out again to “The Eagle.” “The Prophet,” a sculpture by Elkanah Ong’esa, is watching over you as you walk. It is best to walk the labyrinth with bare feet and in silence.
Walking a labyrinth is a three step process:
- we walk towards the center, releasing any feelings or thoughts or worries that do not help us;
- we pause in the center to reflect and receive;
- we walk out along the same path, returning with peace, remembering who we are.
TICAH has hosted peace blessings and healing ceremonies with elders and youth from many different communities at the Peace Path. We have invited torture survivors, rape survivors, children, school groups, religious leaders, and others to walk with us. Everyone feels the peaceful strength of this special place. Some visitors bring stones from their homes and place them on the site. The Peace Path is free and open to the public. Treat it with care and Walk it in Beauty.