Quest for the Center

Quest

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My Being seems to be on a never-ending quest for something…

…something that it seems to be searching going round and round, taking on different hues…

…all the while not realizing that what it seeks can be found within itself…

…right at the Center –

The Center of My Being.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance

Dance
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The Art of Rangoli is the ultimate dance form for me.

As my eyes follow the colorful lines curving through and around the perfectly spaced dots, my spirit soars… Dances in unison with the lines…

Dancing lines…


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… and a splash of colors… The beauty of the Rangoli appeases my senses in more ways than one.

In fact, I feel it goes beyond the five senses and touches my soul.

As I gaze on and on at this amazing piece of creative art that is Rangoli, I am bathed in a glow of incredible peace and well-being.

The flowing lines and vibrant colors seem to have a therapeutic effect on me.

Is it the symmetry? Is it my penchant for order? The repeating patterns of lines and curves have a calming effect on my nerves…

The two sides of my brain – the left with its logical thinking and reasoning abilities, and the right with its intuitive abilities – seem to get balanced when I am creating, looking at Rangoli.

I feel centered, emotionally stable.

Rangoli, true to its meaning being associated with color and cheerfulness, with its symmetry and visual appeal, has a rejuvenating effect on me.

I am enamored by this Sacred Geometry, I am enraptured by this Divine Art of Rangoli.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

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“Harmony: noun; An orderly or pleasing combination of elements in a whole: color harmony; the order and harmony of the universe”

The above definition of the word describes exactly what I feel every time I see the above picture.

For a long time now, I have been trying to figure out exactly why I am so affected, so drawn to the art of Rangoli, and why I can’t seem to have enough of looking at them…

I concluded that it must be symmetry that is inherent in almost every Rangoli that appeals to the aesthetic sense.

The theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge has the perfect answer to my introspective query: Harmony

The colors, the lines and shapes (and the dots, if present) – all the elements blend in the most amazing way – in perfect harmony – to form a pleasing and consistent whole, to create beauty in a Rangoli.

The synonyms to Harmony are listed as: balance, symmetry, congruity, consonance, coordination, blending, correspondence, compatibility… is it any wonder that symmetry is there in the list?!

I would add another word to that list though: Beauty…