Mandalas are by definition a schematized representation of the cosmos, chiefly characterized by a concentric configuration of geometric shapes.
It’s also a symbol expressing a person’s striving for unity of the self…
It all makes much sense to me and I feel that while painting mandalas something happens with one…it is a different state than the one I know from painting other paintings and motives, it is more centered, more relaxed.
The geometry and symmetry guides you, helps you and something pretty and stable and in a way magical manifests through your hands. It doesnt matter if you are an experienced painter or not, the guidance allows you to experience the feeling of something lovely and centered coming into life through you.
I believe that the popularity of mandalas in our times connects with our need of coming back to ourselves, slowing down and see what we can create. I think that it’s great, it’s healthy, it’s a great sign of our internal healing.