Mandala Monday


The mandala, a Sanskrit word meaning circular, has its origins in Buddhism and can be seen in cultures across the world.  Used as a contemplative tool for centuries, multiple studies now show drawing a circular shape reduces anxiety.

Unplanned, my pen meandering without purpose, lines and squiggles became patterns and finally form a cohesive whole.  My stress neutralized, my brain relaxed and my choices became clearer as I created a world within a circle.

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