Diana Ng, like most people, wants peace and possibilities in today’s frantic world. As a mature student, on her journey towards healing from trauma and making a career change, she discovered the labyrinth as a pathway to mindfulness and walking meditation.
Diana transforms words into music with her own narrative of how she came to be involved with labyrinths and how she built the first outdoor public labyrinth in the Vancouver metropolitan area, British Columbia, Canada.
In an inspiring, powerful, and thought-provoking way, the writer shares other people’s personal stories of the amazing effects they experienced walking a labyrinth.
Come, meander through the labyrinth with Diana to experience its profound calming and therapeutic benefits.
Readers will walk away with a better understanding of the:
a) History and meaning of labyrinths
b) Process involved in building public and school labyrinths
c) Methods of using different types of labyrinths
d) Scientific evidence supporting mindfulness and walking meditation
e) Transformational stories from those who have walked labyrinths
For the uninitiated, reading Diana’s book creates an urge to explore the world of labyrinths. For the initiated, it reaffirms the labyrinth’s healing and peaceful qualities.
Diana is a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in leadership; she worked for over twenty years in health promotions and post-secondary education. Currently, she is an award-winning speaker and consultant, encouraging openness, equality, and collaborative leadership in organizations. She is recognized by her community as the Labyrinth Lady.
Chapter 1 Stepping into the Labyrinth 1
My Introduction to the Labyrinth
How to Build a Public Labyrinth
How to Build a School Labyrinth
How to Draw a Labyrinth
Chapter 2 Labyrinths through Time 24
The Greek Monster Myth
The Asian War Legend
A Scandinavian Blessing
Chapter 3 The Harmony of Walking Meditation 33
Chapter 4 Life Purpose: A New Path for Modern Pilgrims 40
Guidelines to Walking a Floor or Ground Labyrinth
How to Use a Finger or Lap Labyrinth
How to Use a Labyrinth Drawn on Paper
Chapter 5 Mindfulness: Your Path to Peace and Possibilities 52
Tame the Chattering Mind
Mirror the Soul
Find Deep Peace
Chapter 6 Transformational Stories of Growth and Change 66
Awaken the Spirit
Make Major Life Transitions
Create a New Story
Chapter 7 Science Befriends Ancient Practice 82
Chapter 8 Walking the Labyrinth: Meditation for World Peace 89
Directory of Labyrinths in Metro Vancouver 96