Creating a mandala is a game, a constant coming and going between the center and the perimeter. Playing with color and shape in harmony resonates with our inner state of the moment. The sense of security comes from the symbolic protection that the outline of the mandala provides.
The center of the mandala is our core, a zone of peace beyond the turmoil of the mind and the outside world. Making a mandala has a centering effect. It is a method of dynamic relaxation in which the mind focuses on itself, rather than focusing on external activities. During this process, the mind loses connection with its usual functioning and we learn to understand which mechanisms influence our behaviour in everyday life.
Apart from the simple relaxation, drawing a mandala is an active form of creation. Organized around a focal point, which touches the human being in the depths and invites to use all his qualities.
Making peace with all that we are, here and now….