Mandala Monday: Mandala for Listening

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Had tea with friend yesterday.  It was one of those epic catch up kind of afternoons.  We sat in the sun, on the patio of a restaurant that’s around the corner.  {She only lives about a mile-and-a-half down the street; I’m not sure how we went so long without sitting in the same space…}  The weather was perfect, as it often is this time of year in Atlanta.  The desserts were sweet.  {And so was the company.}  As usual, I had a journal and a couple of pens.

A Mandala for Listening.

Her story was long and deep – and the rhythm of mandalas keeps my hands moving and helps me listen.  {And stay quiet…}

Mandala for Listening

And a sister mandala from the same conversation: 

A Mandala for Prayer

It’s comprised of words and thoughts in the round.  A prayer both as it was made and for returning.

Mandala for Prayer

By | 2016-10-19T14:20:37+00:00 March 14th, 2011|Art is Life is Art, Mandala Monday|2 Comments

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I create containers for words and paint and I fill them. I craft safe, sacred spaces for people to wrestle, create, heal and shout from the mountain tops.
 
And I teach people to do all of these things for themselves.

  • Lovely mandala. Sometimes I think the closer you live to someone the harder it is to get together.

    • thank you Julie. Creating a mandala from natural objects was one of the exercises in The Mandala Workbook by Susanne Fincher. I’ve really enjoyed them. I’m even getting used to the fact that they don’t last long. Agreed on the close-living friends! Even though the distance is short, the intention still has to be long.

      ~betsy