23-086 Do It Anyway #2

Today’s Mandala Message: Lean In and Follow the Path

This week I’m combining Principles #14 and #15 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Lean Into It” and “Experience the Fear and Take Action Anyway”. I set my intention today to ponder the idea of leaning in and letting the path unfold as I go along. In other words, even without knowing what the end will look like, start heading in the direction that feels like the way to go.

When it comes to the Mandalas of the Day, I rarely know what the plan is or what it’s supposed to look like in the end. I usually read (re-read) through a section of the principle and whatever jumps out at me that is where I put my intention. From there I then have a sense of what media I’ll be using. Then it’s just a matter of looking at the design and starting where I feel pulled to start first. For today’s mandala I sensed a greenish background and some kind of path representation. The “gold wands” wanted my attention next. Then the “flowers” which seem more like elegant magnifying glasses. Et voila!

So how about you? Do you feel like you need to plot out the whole plan before starting? Have you tried just starting with just enough to start and letting it unfold? Or do you do something in between?

“The path
from dreams to success
does exist.
May you have the vision
to find it,
the courage
to get on to it,
and the perseverance
to follow it.

— Kalpana Chawla, Astronaut

Kalpana Chawla


The Mandala Lady

An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, weekmonthyear). If you’re interested in more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”. You can download this mandala at MandalaoftheWeek.com.


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