Wednesday, September 24, 2008

begin with stillness

wind dancer

begin with stillness...those words caught my eye yesterday, and sank deeply into my psyche. that's how i feel each time i begin a new mandala...i find the center point...the still point. i begin with stillness. everything flows from there.

stillness...your world could be going to hell in a handbasket, whirling - spinning - out of control, and yet you can still right yourself, find your center, "begin with stillness" in the midst of it all.

that's the magic of the mandala - to draw a circle - a boundary - a buffer between you and everything not you.

to find the center...your drop down deep inside yourself to where everything is calm and peaceful...and still...and go from there.

begin with stillness.


Beverly Keaton Smith said...

Yes, I begin each coaching session with private stillness. I can't imagine doing it any other way. I love this mandala and the name too. Very fitting.

Kate Jobe said...

Absolutely beautiful mandala...earthy and ethereal at the same time...Kate

Cheryl Finley said...

Oooo Stacy... Dancing like the wind..and from a place of stillness. Stillness moves us in ways nothing else can (how's that for a paradox). I love everything about this an eye in the moving sea of creativity.

What a beautiful blog, Stacy.
Welcome to the land of blog : )

hugs to the mom of the magic mandalas.. : ) Cheryl