22-329 Tranquil

Today’s Mandala

“Like water
which can clearly mirror the sky
and the trees only so long as
its surface is undisturbed,
the mind can only reflect
the true image of the Self
when it is tranquil
and wholly relaxed.”

— Indra Devi

“The pursuit, even of the best things,
ought to be calm and tranquil.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The more tranquil [one] becomes,
the greater is [their] success,
[their] influence,
[their] power for good.
Calmness of mind
is one of the beautiful jewels
of wisdom.”

— James Allen

Today’s MotD encourages us to go through life as if floating on a tranquil sea. The more tranquil we are the easier it is to access our intuition, our gut, our creativity, allowing us to more clearly understand who we are, our purpose at this time, and what step (if any) to take next.

Our challenge becomes discovering how best to achieve this state of tranquility, something that we can easily incorporate into our day-to-day lives. We are encouraged to make ‘being tranquil’ a habit and we can start with our thoughts.

From Eric of Antimaximalist.com, he offers 15 tranquil thoughts to Achieve Inner Peace (it’s for 2021, but interestingly enough they still apply today). If doing activities is more what we need, Goodhousekeeping.com, offers 15 Mindfulness Activities to Reduce Stress and Increase Calm.

We may also find that coloring mandalas helps with creating a tranquil mind.

“The real spiritual progress
of the aspirant
is measured by the extent
to which [one] achieves
inner tranquility.”

— Swami Sivananda


The Mandala Lady

btw…started with this:


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