Added more details to the Neural Pathways mandala.
My progress today:
The last three days I spent time doodle mandala-ing through my “Stress” mandala, exploring how stress adversely affects me, where it’s coming from, and what it looks like as expressed in this creative process. Last night before going to sleep I sent out a request to the ethers to gain more insight into my struggle with stress.
This morning when I opened my favorite app, Insight Timer, to select a meditation to do, the very first new one posted for today was from one of my favorite meditation teachers, Sarah Blondin, entitled: Remembering Your Worth. She said something that hit me right at the heart level (I’m paraphrasing): stop trying to prove you’re worthy of being here. Exploring it later I realized that a lot of my stress is based on seeking approval (mostly from myself) and proving I’m deserving of being here and doing what I’m doing.
For today’s MotD I decided to continue with Neural Pathways as a way to “rewire” myself with this idea that I am worthy (as we are ALL worthy) and incorporating Sarah’s words of being-ness: Be – Receive – Give Thanks.
As a side note: as I look at these images, it’s fascinating to me that in image #7 it looks like a left leg is coming into the painting. I’m sure more information will come in about that as I continue to transform this piece.
Read more about “Neural Pathways” via this week’s Mandala of the Week blog post.
About the Mandalas of the Day:
I post a variety of in-progress art for that day which can include mandalas from the Mandala of the Week, the Mandala of the Month, the Mandala of the Year, or the Mandala Meditation Stones.