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Meditation Inspiration

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mandala

Asmahan A. Mosleh, aka Murder and Rose

man·da·la ˈ/mandələ/ noun.

1. Oriental Art. a schematized representation of the cosmos, chiefly characterized by a concentric configuration of geometric shapes, each of which contains an image of a deity or an attribute of a deity.
2. Psychology. a symbol representing the effort to reunify the self.

Mandalas are circular designs symbolizing, among other things, the notion that life is never ending. While today, that seems more like a threat than a promise, mandalas are also used as tools to aid meditation, something I think we could all use a little of.

These are the stunning mandalas of UK-based educator and artist Asmahan A. Mosleh, aka Murder and Rose. Inspired by a number of world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, Mosleh uses pencil, pen, and pigment to create her phenomenally intricate designs, which she then finishes off with pearls of metallic paint to give them a 3-D look. Those lovely bloops (a technical term) of paint make me want – no, need – to touch them. Enjoy!

All images property of Asmahan A. Mosleh/Murder and Rose.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Meditation Inspiration

  1. These are amazing beautiful, Donna 🙂

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  2. Absolutely stunning. I’m so impressed by people who create mandalas (an art friend of mine draws them all the time) because it requires such patience and dexterity, attention to detail and control. I’ve tried even basic mandala and it all goes horribly wrong for me. One slight error can throw the whole thing out. These are among the best, most beautiful mandala I’ve ever seen.

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  3. I have always loved mandalas. These are exquisite and intoxicating.

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  4. I have always loved mandalas but the definitions you have make them even more special. I work on them every now and then to cultivate patience. Ongoing practice, but these are absolutely inspiring.

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