The figure above is known as the “Man in the maze,” an emblem of the Tohono O’odham Nation of Southern Arizona (formerly known as the Papago Indians). The design, depicting a man entering a labyrinth, is most often seen on basketry dating back as far as the nineteenth century. The man is placed at the entrance of the labyrinth. The labyrinth is a floor plan and represents the experiences and choices we make on our journey through life. It is said that in the middle of the maze, a person finds their dream and goals.
I first came across this symbol in a shop in Glastonbury and I felt drawn to it. I like the idea that once we find our way through the labyrinth we will reach our goals and dreams. I can imagine what a peaceful feeling that would be. Finally no more bad choices and decisions. Well I don’t actually belief that there are bad choices, as everything we experience in life is a lesson and will eventually lead us were we are meant to be. I hope that is true and I also hope that even if we take the wrong turn at the crossroads that we still one day will reach the middle of that labyrinth.