"Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me." ~ Lyrics by S. Miller & J. Jackson
The inspiration of this mandala says...
Eye see from Higher Ground. Eye hold a Higher Vision of peace, and see beyond the (negative) physical appearances and the news headlines. I am steadfast in my vision....and I live from that place of peace within me.
Peace begins within the vessel of my own being...and yours, and radiates out into our world as courtesy, patience, heartfelt smiles, or a cheerful "Hello!" Our peace expands with mindful living. We can beam peace from our hearts and souls... and let it shine through our eyes to every one we meet in our every day. We are Ambassadors of Peace, and we can decide to imbue blessings of peace to our brother-and-sister-travelers each day...especially to those who whose behavior shows they are not experiencing peace. Hmm... this could include agressive drivers, discourteous people, or those in so much in a hurry they're not "present"and do not show regard for others....you get the idea.
We can offer peace by yielding to them....and then observe as we experience the expansion of our own inner-peace. Like love, our peace increases when we share it. "Being peace" speaks ever so loudly...without saying a word; and even if it doesn't "appear" to make a difference...our acts of peace are cumulative...increasing the peace vibration on the planet. We are Beacons of Peace...and our sowing and harvesting of it helps create magnificient "peace-blooms" within the vessel of our own being, and then...an increased fragrance of peace permeates our planet, and universe.
Yes I breathe-in this poetic song, hear the melody, and let it soothe my soul & inspire my spirit..to "be peace". Yes..."Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me."
On another note: This mandala (#65) is a bit different from the others. I've begun using Prismacolor markers (vs. my Crayola Super Tips...which I still use, and love!). I'm getting better acquainted with the way they "take" to different paper, etc. This is the first mandala I made using Prismacolors and Micron pen.