In 2005, intrigued by the sacred geometry of Islamic designs, I created this Mosaic Mandala. For this version, I used color pencils and kept the coloring of it rather simple. A part of me, though, felt like it needed more.
Now, 12 years later, it’s time to upgrade it. And despite the surface being paper, “Mosaic” requested the upgrade with acrylic paint. My logical mind questions the rationality of this, the rest of me knows to follow through on the request. 🙂
“We are all part of a far-greater enchanting vision.
I choose to play my part to the fullest.”
Mosaic inspires us to stretch our limits, to expand our comfort zone, to push the envelop. Our challenge becomes recognizing that part within us that wants to put the kibosh on our vision which Gay Hendricks so brilliantly calls the “Upper Limit Problem” in his inspirational book, The Big Leap.
Instead of avoiding the ULP, Mosaic encourages us to embrace it, to respect its well-intentioned, yet limiting, mission, and release it from its task at hand of trying to “protect” us.
When we all play our part to the fullest, great wonders happen at an exponential rate. So let’s get crackin’!
“the Upper Limit Problem cannot be solved in the usual way we solve problems: by gathering information or replacing one set of information with another. The Upper Limit Problem must be dis-solved, not solved. You dissolve it by shining a laser-like beam of awareness on its underpinnings—the false foundations that hold the Upper Limit Problem in place. When you shine the light of awareness on the underpinnings, they disappear.”
― Gay Hendricks
I’ve read this book three times. With this week’s MotW, I’m feeling inspired to read it again; I always pick up something new each time I do.
About the Mandalas of the Week
Each week I choose one of my existing mandala paintings that wants to be upgraded and post it here. Throughout the week, I paint/draw/color/collage/etc it and post my progress on the Mandala of the Day. I post the upgraded version later in the week.
The Mandala Lady