All this isn’t easy, but finding something new and different to do each day can bring joy.
For pupils in the Grenville Prep Centre their ‘new and different’ was making outdoor mandalas this afternoon. After a stroll through the school woods with Mrs Hart, the pupils gathered up items which attracted their attention. After returning to the classroom they then ordered and arranged the items into their own circular designs. Here is Tabitha’s beautiful mandala.
For those of us who are not familiar with mandalas, the meaning of the word is circle and they are a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. The primary use for mandalas is as a form of meditation.
If you wish to give this a try, use Tabitha’s mandala or create your own one. Then focus on what you wish to bring into your life while gazing at the design. If your mind starts to think about daily stresses, zoom calls, walking the dog, making supper, the laundry mountain and so on, simply bring your focus back to the beauty of the mandala.
Take a few minutes to breathe, think and gradually you should feel a little more relaxed. Result: untangled brain! Thank you Tabitha.