Download and color the March 2023 Mandala of the Month
This month’s MotM encourages us to be mindful of what we perceive…about ourselves.
“When we shift our perception,— Lindsey Wagner
our experience changes.”
“Our minds influence— Deepak Chopra
the key activity of the brain,
which then influences everything;
thoughts and feelings,
they’re all a projection of you.”
“Anybody— Amy Grant
who’s ever gone through
a hard time
– any outsider’s perception,
no matter how much
information they’re given,
they have no idea
what the person’s life is like.”
While being open to changing how we perceive others and their situations, this month’s MotD encourages us to be open to changing how we perceive ourselves…and for the better. Dr. Malachi Thompson III states “Your self-perception is about the relationship you have with yourself. The great news is that because you hold this self-perception, you are the best and most powerful agent capable of transforming it.”
He offers 7 tips on how to change our self-perception and unwrap our hidden potential. I found his tip #5 to be most intriguing: “Forget Positive Affirmations and Practice Truthful Self-Perceptions.” He states “no amount of positive self-talk can transform negative self-perceptions if we don’t believe they could be true.”
If you have a poor body image, you can tell yourself until you’re blue in the face that you have nothing to be concerned about when you look in the mirror. You’re still aren’t going to be free from the mental and emotional shackles that such self-perception holds….
[instead] Develop phrases which you actually believe that guide you to look in the direction of how you want to see yourself:
“I’m working towards
improving how I see
and/or feel about myself.”
“I’m learning and practicing
how to adjust
this aspect of myself
so it better serves me.”
My wish for you as you color this month’s mandala, is to continue upgrading your self-perception and unwrapping your hidden potential.
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).