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Mandala Coloring Book- Drawings


I got the Mandala Coloring Book [By Jim Gogarty] and a box of coloring pencils for Christmas. And I never thought it would be something that would become a habit, but to my surprise I do it everyday effortlessly.

Firstly, it’s a very soothing exercise to do in the morning or actually right after office. Just putting the color pencils to paper and filling in color gives my subconscious the space to process some of what has happened during the day.   And funnily enough I find myself very fresh and with a clear idea of what I want to do after I have done coloring even if it’s for 10 minutes.

Secondly, being very obsessive about doing things the right way I find this very refreshing as there’s no right or wrong. If I feel like doing one heart in black color then that’s right. There’s no overarching right or wrong.

Thirdly, it’s beautiful. And every time I sit down to do these I think of impermanence. I had seen a bunch of monks do this at a retreat center in California. They painstakingly worked on the design every day and on the last day they erased it all. Nothing ever remains the same.

Creativity does arise from stillness and being mindful.

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