Faith seeking understanding #032: The wisdom of the mandala

Faith seeking understanding, my personal journey towards a deeper knowledge of and intimacy with God, the cosmos, humanity and myself through thoughts, words and (occasionally) images, is a series of [hopefully] daily reflections I’m writing with the purpose of publishing something on a regular basis for others to read, either here, at joncarllewis.com or among my writings at Medium.com.

Mandala 001 © 2019 Jon Carl Lewis.

I created a mandala today. And then I stared at it.

Which is what you’re supposed to do with a mandala, I think.

I stared at it with its vibrant colors,

Its never-ending wheel,

Its sharp points

Pointing towards the center.


I created a mandala today. And then I stared at it.

I stared at it as if it were suddenly going to speak to me.

But it said nothing.

And that was quite alright.


I created a mandala today. And then I stared at it.

I told myself I should probably look away,

Do something productive,

Figure out where I needed to go,

Needed to be.


But the mandala held me in its gaze

Silent in its eloquence,

Eternal in its truth.

Thank you for your time and attention.
I’d love to know your thoughts on what you’ve read.
Please comment, below, or email me at joncarllewis@gmail.com.
May God richly bless you on your journey.

Faith seeking understanding #032: The wisdom of the mandala

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