For MotD number 100, I wanted to showcase something special…something significant. When I found this image, I knew I had the perfect one for today.
It represents the geometry of a cross section of human DNA…that stuff of which we humans are made. While the science behind this image is fascinating, for the purposes of today’s post, I prefer to focus on the mandala-like nature of it.
When I first began studying mandalas and their significance, I came away with my own simplified translation of what they are:
In sanskrit, mandala means “circle.” For me, the mandala represents our wholeness…that we are whole and complete just as we are…with no beginning, no ending.
To view this representation of our DNA that Reginald Brooks puts forth here, makes me want to re-think my translation. We are far more complex than I/we realize; there’s a depth to us that we have yet to fully comprehend and experience.
From Brook on his web site:
“The ability to recognize, incorporate and replicate oneself…especially amidst the sea of diversity, the winds of chance, the lands of opportunity…is to organize one’s energies to overcome those forces of entropy. The DNA double helix molecule accomplishes such feats by means of the very same self-recognizing, self-incorporating and self-replicating attributes of the very geometry upon which it is built. The DNA Master Chart has given us a glimpse, and I am sure it is only a partial view, on how that might be done. The beauty of all life forms is a reflection of the inner beauty of that natural organizing logic and form within.“
Makes me think that Mario Livio may be onto something with his book Is God a Mathematician?
Brooks further states:
This work is based on simple concepts on elementary geometry, driven by a love for pattern seen in numbers, as in Nature. The simplicity defies the diversity, yet it is through a combination of fixed, almost rigid and constant symmetry with limited, asymmetric variables that the fabric of life is woven.
Here’s my first attempt to re-write my personal definition of mandalas:
The mandala is Us, a reflection of our Inner Soul, our Inner Beauty, and our Inner Knowingness. It represents our connection to Source, to Love; it represents our perfection as spiritual beings.
As part of our journey of self discovery in human form, we strive to raise our vibration such that this Inner Experience fully expresses itself in our everyday outer world.
The mandala provides the map, like a spiritual GPS, guiding us along the way.