The Science of Happiness

@celticeagle (117647)
Boise, Idaho
October 11, 2015 1:41am CST
Mandala means circle or completion in Indian and has an old history. It is a source of reflection of one's soul. It is used as an expression of the inner self and so it good for inner realization and healing. I just saw this on another discussion and found it very interesting. I am always interesting in new ways of healing the inner being. Having severe depression I am always looking for ways to repair damage done by this disease. These are beautiful. I can see where some tie dies of this type would be wonderful. I wish I was more creative and artistic. If you follow the link below you can see some of them and read more about this. Do you see other ways of using these?
Mandala art as therapy & healing has been used for ages by a wide variety of cultures. Learn the concept of the healing powers of mandala art work.
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@allknowing (63292)
• India
11 Oct 15
I am more than satisfied practising Reiki. It is a therapy that strengthens our inner self.
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
That does sound interesting. I guess we all have our individual way of doing things.
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@owstalaga (4528)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
@allknowing Oh you practice Reiki? That's cool! Would love to learn but I think it's not for me. My brother is into it though. Also does healing that way.
@allknowing (63292)
• India
13 Oct 15
@owstalaga I believe in it as it makes us independent and strengthens us both physically and spritiually
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@owstalaga (4528)
• Philippines
11 Oct 15
Yeah it is said it is kind of healing and calming or something. I find that it's a nice way to focus until I start thinking of the next thing to put in the design. Usually I prefer to just go with the flow and draw what I feel like drawing instead of thinking how it should look. There are mandalas being sold everywhere nowadays. Some even have used it as tapestry design or something.
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
Yes, I have seen it as a tapestry before. I just didn't have a name to it until now.
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@owstalaga (4528)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
@celticeagle Hehe, I only saw them on tapestries after I searched for similar mandala art. I felt like buying one but it is overseas and I think they don't have Paypal... Oh well... maybe I will just make my own if I feel like it. I'd have to ditch the free hand form though if I'm gonna do it on tapestries. Makes it all pretty, organized and more mesmerizing. Glad my discussion inspired you to find something for your depression. I didn't know you had it until you mentioned it here. I know it's a hard thing to deal with.
@owstalaga (4528)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
@celticeagle Oh but then again you did say something about it in an older discussion of mine...
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
11 Oct 15
How lovely! Both calming and intriguing. I had never heard of this expression before - totally ignorant. Thank you so much. I want to learn more.
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
You are welcome. I had seen them before but didn't know their significance.
@besweet (7230)
• Greece
11 Oct 15
Indian culture has a deep focus in the calmness of the inner self and healing fo the soul. They have developed their techniques for hundreds of years and I think they are beneficial to the soul. I have seen the symbol but I didn't know how it is used. Maybe some yoga relaxing techniques will help with your depression.
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
Yes, perhaps you are right. Not sure.
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@bunnybon7 (35893)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Oct 15
I have many other ways to fight depression. but those are lovely also
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
I think we all have our individual ways.
@bluesa (13427)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
11 Oct 15
They are beautiful, I never knew about Mandala art, but can believe it can be used as therapy and for healing.
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
Yes, I found it so also and wanted to share it here.
@jaboUK (53541)
• United Kingdom
11 Oct 15
Anything that can help you with your depression has to be worth trying.
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
I certainly do agree with that statement.
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@sueznewz2 (9865)
• Alicante, Spain
11 Oct 15
Yes... I like them too...and like you.... i am not very gifted artistically.... but...there is hope.... you can buy or download for free... mandala patterns that you can colour in.... i find colouring very soothing.... so I bought some crayons and colour in the mandalas.... you can also colour them in online ...
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
I thought about doing just that. Get some colored pencils and go for it.
@kiran8 (15361)
• Mangalore, India
11 Oct 15
Very interesting..Mandala is very much part of our culture and it is not just religious but a way of living..
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
That is great!
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@simone10 (21664)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Oct 15
I do like challenges and may see if I can do one of these.
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
I hope you will share the out come.
@gudheart (12752)
11 Oct 15
Interesting stuff. I wish I was creative like that too but I am the opposite LOL
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@celticeagle (117647)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Oct 15
Isn't it sad. Luckily there are some to download and enjoy.
@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
18 Oct 15
I enjoy reading all sort of material on healing the inner being and being at more peace with your soul. Thanks for adding this to the list. I think it is good to look at different cultures for different ideas.
@dpk262006 (56105)
• Delhi, India
15 Oct 15
I did not know about Mandala Art. I read the link, it makes an interesting reading. Thanks for sharing about it.
@wiLLmaH (8251)
• Singapore, Singapore
13 Oct 15
I visited the site. The arts are calming indeed.