You’re walking the labyrinth of life; simultaneously moving through the world & having the world move through you, but near-to-never in a straight line -- as it's based on the circle, the universal symbol of unity and wholeness. Yes, there’s hallmarks of achievement, of commencements/alohas; those pale to the element of being here now.
In the moments you yield to the labyrinth of life and simply inhabit it, you realize it was designed to hold you safe as you explore boundaries of danger from a balanced center.
You’ll see you’re exactly where you’re meant to be, meandering a crooked path leading you not on-ward, but inward. In our busy lives we need to make time to appreciate life’s ephemeral nature.
There's magic in a 24-hour Japanese custom of taking time to enjoy short-lived blossoms: daytime viewings called hanami, nighttime ones (yozakura) enshrine a ritual of gathering to take in cherry blossoms at their short-lived peak.
Fortunately, the Duncan Conference Center, an Oasis of Hospitality w/lodging, dining, meeting & aquatic facilities (on five serene, tropical acres in Delray Beach, FL) features labyrinths to replicate the one @ Cathedral Chartres, FR. The one indoor is polished marble/granite & the lighted one out-of-door permits 24-hour access. Find it ensconced @ a quiet juncture of two dorms (20 rooms each). A spiraling red brick path leads you into your spiritual journey. Both labyrinths are open to the public when not in use by lodgers.