- remember to eat
- don't rush
this is my mandala from an exercise at the formation retreat. some people made the most beautiful mandalas! i wish i had taken pictures.
mine starts in the center, with the first sound of the universe. it is divided into 8 sections as in the eight fold path of buddhism
the layers follow:
- pretty girl flowers
- a pi for the universal circle
- stripes for art journaling
- three secrets of art
- clover for family
- horseshoe for family
the enso is a zen symbol of the true nature of existence and enlightenment. it represents the oneness of life, the beginning and end of all things, the connectedness of existence. drawn in a single brushstroke, it mirrors the state of mind of the artist. the enso is never a mathematically correct circle and must be painted by the human hand. its very imperfections make it a manifestation of perfection: it is perfect just as it is.
while looking up the enso definition for you, i came upon the best 404 ever: