Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Coleen's Blog | 5 comments

Mandala c.davidson

It has been a long winter (and still continues) even though it is the middle of March in Nova Scotia. I felt compelled to create this mandala to conjure up my own internal spring.  Pema enlightens us, “Each person’s life is like a mandala – a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear, and think forms the mandala of our life…we don’t get to choose what or who shows up in it…everything that shows up in your mandala is a vehicle for your awakening…”

I am practicing, standing in the center of my own shifting mandala… choosing (most of the time) to be present . I wonder what will happen today? And can I bravely stay open and present  in the center of my life?

What has happened or is happening in the center of your mandala today?

Pema Chödrön- Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change {above quote: p. 110}


  1. Thank you Coleen. At the center of my mandala today is the sense of ease…a Saturday…expansive time to work, do laundry, breathe and read your post. Thank you! xo S

  2. Beautiful work, Coleen! Spring, indeed, so inspiring and welcome. At the centre of my mandala today is me, knee deep in helping and enjoying the energy swirling around me, taking time out to take care myself so I can take care of others. xox

    • Cathy, thank you for your thoughtful comment. I hope to spend some time walking and talking and creating with you this spring!

  3. I am truly happy that you, Coleen, are present in my mandala. I look forward to your blogs and beautiful art. Everyday I try to stay present and in the moment and just be. Some days are harder than others. It really is a process. Happy spring!

    • Adrienne, thank you for your beautiful comment, I feel truly blessed you are in my mandala and yes you are so right it really is a process. I look forward to our next happy meeting. xo Coleen

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