How does it work?
The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool, which can be used by anyone. It is walked in silent meditation (or to music). Walking the labyrinth is especially beneficial for those in the tech world, for it balances the left and right brain, while activating a sense of being “in the zone”. If you want to look at a problem and its possible solutions differently, you will find that the labyrinth is a helpful resource. It is also a remarkably useful tool for bringing presence (and fun) into the workplace.
Labyrinth walks begin with a brief orientation, a few dos and don’ts (be true to yourself; be respectful of others on the path). From there, the experience is created by the unique energy of each group.
Workplace culture, especially in Silicon Valley, is in the process of radically reinventing itself. The labyrinth offers a fluid framework that supports this change. It promotes visionary thinking.
Searching for something on Google is not the same as searching for meaning within oneself. The labyrinth provides a space to do that searching. Consider this definition of the word “serendipity” by the Brazilian writer, Glauco Ortolano: “Serendipity is the faculty of finding things we did not know we were looking for.”
Who is Ulrica Hume?
I have been working with my traveling, 24-ft. x 24-ft., purple-painted canvas labyrinth since 2001, in the US and UK, giving workshops and open walks. I am also an award-winning writer, the author of In the Labyrinth and other writings.
Contact: technolabyrinth [at] gmail.com