large ensos

Just this one circle
can change your mind

The large colorful Enso is done mid morning when the light is best.  This movement brings me back into the deep silence of living.

An Enso is a partial or complete circle. It is used as a meditative practice to settle the mind..

Drawing an Enso is training the mind.  Each Enso is first drawn in the air slowly, purposely and with attention. Then placing the brush in ink the Zen practitioner draws the invisible into the visible.

It is taught that contemplating the Enso is observing the mind. 

Which Enso resonates with you? What do you see?  What are you experiencing in your body? What stories do you tell yourself about this Enso?  Is it similar to a story you tell about yourself?

For the observer the Enso takes on many symbols once it is made visible.  Mysterious. Complete. Incomplete.  Impermanent.  Solid.  All-knowing. Broken. Enlightened.

Round and perfect like vast space
Nothing lacking, nothing in excess.
Hsin-hsin Ming

May these Ensos remind you to jump into the circle of life wholeheartedly. 

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