Mandala Musing – FINAL FREE COLORING DOWNLOAD

I started Mandala Musing: Coloring Book & Journal with a quote encouraging journalers to look within and explore their inner selves. Today’s FREE and FINAL pdf download is take from those first pages of the book.

Since I began journaling, I have become more and more aware of the endless procession of distractions that can take me away from myself, my goals and my positive attitude. These distractions can take the form of anything: Friends, family members, pets, entertainment, media, food, strangers I encounter throughout my day. If I’m not careful, virtually anything can cause me to feel like I’m not myself, but merely a reaction to the world around me.

So, how can I stay centered in me instead of chasing after all the many distractions? This is exactly the question that inspired me to create Mandala Musing. Each of us need a space, or more than one, where we can be completely honest, open and real. We need to express our emotions, all of them, even the ones we might label negative: Fear, hate, envy, etc. We need spaces to explore our creative abilities, even if we believe we’ve been shortchanged in that area.

“Each of us need a space, or more than one, where we can be completely honest, open and real.”

My hope is that you will love the free selections I’ve shared over the past month so much that you’ll want Mandala Musing to be that special, deeply personal space in your life. And, even if this isn’t your thing, I hope you have already – or you will if you haven’t – look for other spaces to delve into the miracle that is you. Explore your inner creative. We all have one, whether we’ve claimed yours or not. Study, learn and write about the most interesting person on the planet …YOU!


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Enjoy my final FREE pdf download from pages 5-6 of Mandala Musing: Coloring Book and Journal.


MUSTARD SEED

As a human being, our greatest accomplishment in life is to learn about and know ourselves. Anyone who tells you differently is either trying to control you, or doesn’t yet know herself.

The mustard seed, a biblical symbol representing the vast potential held within a small amount of faith, is said to be the smallest seed in size, yet produces an enormous plant when fully grown. Sometimes, I think of myself as a baby and how similar to a tiny mustard seed I was then; stuffed full of so many things bursting to come out into the world. I can see some of the contents of that little seed by my achievements and the people in my life. And I know, by my nighttime dreaming and daytime fantasies, there is so much more. How do I find it all? How do I know what else is hidden, holding its breath in anticipation, waiting patiently to explode all kinds of wonderful upon the world. What’s inside of you, little mustard seed?

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Notice Everything – Especially the Small Stuff

After today, I have only one more FREE coloring/journal page left to post from Mandala Musing! Today’s FREE download centers around the importance of finding beauty and wonder in the overlooked and everyday.

Grass is one of those things that I never notice until I’m in a location where the grass is brown and dead or simply absent. I expect it to just be there and don’t really feel any appreciation for its presence or for the purpose it serves. I’m sure you’re probably thinking, “Grass? Really? I’ve got more important things to think about.” Believe me, I get it. My point is, if we fail to recognize and show gratitude for the small things that are readily available, we trick ourselves into believing that we don’t already have what we need. We rob ourselves of peace and joy because we think we have to strive and struggle to get more and more of what we refuse to notice.

Is it really too much of a chore to stop my incessant brain chatter and bring my full attention to the present moment; to notice and appreciate everything that holds and supports me on my daily journey? Sometimes it is too much; and other times, I know I can stop, see and say thank you.

“…if we fail to recognize and show gratitude for the small things that are readily available, we trick ourselves into believing that we don’t already have what we need.”


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This excerpt is from pages 9-10 of Mandala Musing. Only one more to go!


BLADE OF GRASS

The trick to contentment is the ability to find beauty in the small and seemingly insignificant.

Something as forgettable as a blade of grass contains beauty and wonder. I understand this on a conceptual level, but to live so that my life demonstrates this belief is a rare accomplishment. Honestly, I haven’t seen it demonstrated too often in my life by others either. Though, I have read about it, so I do believe it’s possible. I always want more and better and bolder with more bling! Yet, when the everyday things I tend to overlook are no longer plentiful, I suffer from their loss. This is when I truly treasure the small and simple blessings in my life — after they’re gone.

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A Slice of Truth

Be careful when asking for the truth. Sometimes, truth hurts worse than a lie; on the surface, anyway. When we look deeper, we see that lies corrupt from within, leaving only a thin facade which holds a crumbling visage of false reality.

Today’s FREE pdf download from my new coloring book and journal, Mandala Musing, centers around this very subject.

“Sometimes, truth hurts worse than a lie…


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This excerpt is from pages 13-14 of Mandala Musing. Only two more mandalas left to post!


LIGHTNING BOLT

Truth slices through confusion and chaos like lightning across the night sky.

Sometimes, when I’m hit with a bolt of truth, I run, hide and look away, revolted by my world so suddenly and shockingly exposed. The light can be scary, but I realize that once I experience it, surrounding myself in fog and dark no longer feels right. I can go back to ignorance for a time; wishing for familiarity and the comfort of a world before lightning struck. But ultimately, I am no longer able to stay in the dark once I experience that bolt of truth. It changes everything forever

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