2023 February “Contemplate”

Download and color the February 2023 Mandala of the Month

“There are five stages of meditation,
each one leading gradually into the next:
concentration, meditation,
contemplation, illumination,
and inspiration.

— Benjamin Creme

“The life of wisdom
must be a life of contemplation
combined with action.

— M. Scott Peck

“Usually, when the distractions
of daily life deplete our energy,
the first thing we eliminate
is the thing we need the most:
quiet, reflective time.
Time to dream,
time to contemplate
what’s working and what’s not,
so that we can make changes
for the better.

— Sarah Ban Breathnach

This month’s MotM encourages us to take time to contemplate, on a regular basis. It matters little the type of contemplation we take: meditation, listening to our favorite music, walking in nature, taking a bath. It’s vital to our overall well-being to take the time to go within, to connect with our True Self, and to “contemplate” the important questions of our life…while at the same time receiving insight and guidance that best serves us and the greater good.

From Mark L. Lockwood: “Contemplative practices quiet the mind in order to cultivate the capacity for deeper awareness of what is and are practical, radical, and transformative, developing capacities for deep concentration and quieting the mind in the midst of the action and distraction that fills everyday life. This state of calm centeredness is an aid to exploration of meaning, purpose and values. Contemplative Practices are designed to quiet the mind in the midst of the stress and distraction of everyday interconnectedness with all life.” He offers 21 ways to practice contemplation.

An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, week, month, year). If you’re interested in a more self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”.

Feel free to share you colorings on social media with the hashtag #2023MotM. I’d love to see your colorings. I’ll be posting my colorings here on the MandalaoftheMonth.com as well as on FB and IG (@themandalalady)


The Mandala Lady

btw…if you share your mandala colorings on social media, add the hashtag #MotM2023 I’d love to see them. I’ll be sharing mine on FB and IG (@themandalalady).


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