Inspired by Friday’s MotD, this intriguing mandala design came to mind. Murals allow for creative expression on a larger scale. Some beautify their space, some broadcast a message, some invoke deeper contemplation. Regardless their existence engages people in a bigger way. They usually present an image for the world at large to experience collectively as well as individually.
By their mere creation, murals put artists in a very vulnerable position, allowing their true expression to be brought to light regardless of how others my react to it…as if to say “here I am.”
Explore the possibility of bringing to light that which we keep hidden from the public for fear of retribution, ridicule or criticism. Where are we holding back from being full-on our true selves? Where can we allow ourselves to be vulnerable. When exposed, chances are others will recognize the very same thing within themselves…creating a stronger sense of community rather than isolation.
“Let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.”― Marc Chernoff
The Mandala Lady