Meditating with Mandalas

As you know, my new favorite thing is working with mandalas.  I started out by coloring them as a way to meditate on a specific idea and person with the  intention of giving the finished piece as a gift to that person.  See my post here.

Today I want to share a new book that I recently purchased.  I found it at a local bookstore in Columbus…or rather, it found me 🙂

It’s beautifully illustrated and features various mandalas, differing in color and design, to help aid in meditation on a variety of topics.  Some of them are health related, like heart or fatigue.  Others are more meditative, like releasing stress and connecting to nature.

The key is to stare at the mandala for several minutes absorbing all the colors, symbols, and energy.  Then follow the guided meditation to its conclusion.

And the results?  You definitely feel better afterward!  And you feel more in control of your life.  We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can control how we respond to it.  You always have the power to transform yourself and your way of thinking!