Using Love Mandalas for Relationships
Some people use love mandalas to attract their soulmate. In this practice, a mandala is slowly colored, and when each different space is filled in, they think about their desired qualities in a partner.
While this may or may not actually work, using mandalas as a way to meditate on love can have many practical applications in modern relationships. First of all, the therapeutic and meditative focus of coloring mandalas helps to clarify the mind and thoughts, so for example, someone having a fight with a partner can use a mandala to help clarify each component at the root of the dispute. Using each area to help focus on a different element of the fight, the feelings of anger disappear as you are able to visualize a way to solve the problem, rather than focusing on the problem itself. Second of all, the process of creating the mandala will help quiet the mind’s activity. This means that rather than spiraling a small dispute into something bigger, both partners can access peace through the pages of a coloring book.
Using Love Mandalas for Self-Image
While coloring a mandala can be useful for those who are both single and in relationships, it can also be a powerful way to learn to love yourself. When coloring a mandala, focus on aspects of yourself that you appreciate – not only will you gain the benefits of meditative focus, you’ll also visually express appreciation of yourself, which goes a long way in boosting self-esteem.