THE ART AND PRACTICE OF LIVING YOUR AUTHENTIC LIFE MANDALA
"Each person’s life is like a mandala—a vast, limitless circle. We stand in the center of our own circle, and everything we see, hear and think forms the mandala of our life." ~ Pema Chodron
In Sanskrit, the word mandala means circle or center, and it symbolizes wholeness and integration. Our mandala is representative of you at center connected to the multi-dimensional field of all there is via the eight developmental areas of focus in The Art and Practice of LivingYour Authentic Life. From the center, everything is possible.
Cognitive: Ability to use logic to analyze, synthesize, hypothesize and theorize; to use symbolic and abstract thought; and to perceive and make meaning of connections.
Creative: Capacity to discern and express one’s inherent creative nature.
Emotional: Capacity to recognize and feel one’s own and others' emotions; to widen one's emotional repertoire; and to be present to strong emotions of oneself and others.
Existential: Capacity and sensitivity to deeply inquire into questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, what is death, and who we are in relation to “something more vast”?
Kinesthetic: Ability to sense and interpret one’s own body sensations and felt sense, including a sense of timing and embodiment through the mind-heart-body connection.
Inter/Intra-personal: Ability to deeply observe and understand oneself and the human condition; to profoundly listen to, understand and relate to others; to sustain mutually satisfying relationships; and to hold a generous attitude towards diversity and others' views.
Service: Comprehension of one’s place in the overall fabric of society and the capacity and call to act in service of the larger whole.
Unifying: Recognition of one’s un-owned, split off or shadow parts and the capacity to reintegrate them towards wholeness.