To us, cairns are a familiar marking that show that the path you are following is a good one, that the way is clear, that someone has walked her before. The cairn is there to give you a feeling of comfort, just as they do all over the world, from mountains and highlands, to deserted beaches and inland waterways.
The more you become aware of them, the more you will see them throughout your day. You will see that some were made by our ancestors and predate history, while others were made more recently by mountain bikers to mark present day trails.
The Way & The Method.
Some edifices are in the shape of buildings or people. Ours is in the shape of a person sitting in meditation. Ours shows both the way, and the method. Hopefully this will help to reassure you that you are not alone on your journey; that someone else has asked the same questions and has sought the same answers.
Our cairn is why we give students symbolic stones when they complete a step in their personal journey. So that in time you can build your own cairn and show others that the journey they are on is a good one and to stay on their path wherever it may lead.