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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sand Mandalas and Motherhood

My mind's wandering on the frustrations of invisible yet incessant (albeit also joyful) child-rearing, and how disappointed I am that I haven't written a book on religion, politics, history and philosophy, to join those popping out of publishing houses every week, led me to think about sand mandalas.

Sand mandalas are beautiful artworks created by Tibetan monks out of billions of grains of colored sand, which are swept away after the mandala is finished, to remind us all of the impermanence of life. I would like to cultivate in myself that same ineffable attitude toward living, praying, working.

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