As I was working on this mandala, John looked over and said, "going through a tunnel". I shifted my perspective of it. Actually, I was seeing it as a mandala rising behind the mountain... this all before it was colored in.
Now I see it both ways. As I was coloring it, my mind played with this idea of going over it or going through it. When confronted with an obstacle, what do we tend to do more often. It may appear to be hard to climb over something mountainous, but we may be just climbing over the surface and not truely going to the source of the problem.
Instead what appears to be easier, taking the road through, it actually brings us deeper into the real issue and sometimes can be quite painful. Going deep into the heart of the matter, getting in touch with the pain, really looking at it, rather than walking over it or keeping it beneath us, creates some very enlightening moments indeed.
Now, my mind shifts with this... going through... or seeing what's behind!
Mandalas can be so thought provoking and revealing ...........