It seems like this should be easy, and in some ways it is. Family, friends, pets...yes, but also love, faith and spirituality, curiosity, a quick mind. And what about humor, empathy (it's what makes me cry at sad movies,) loyalty, civility and tenacity. You see, the list gets longer and longer because all of these things are deeply important to me.
I was looking at Etsy yesterday and a piece of artwork caught my eye. I won't use it here because I don't have permission, but basically it addressed the notion that if you're creative - chances are you're interested in just about EVERYTHING. I know that's true for me. Unfortunately, everything is a lot to put in a pathway of my mandala.
So, after a process of writing and circling keywords, words that kept showing up... and in addition to those concepts of family, faith, etc. listed above -- I have narrowed down a list of words to place in the Heart and Meaning pathway of my mandala.
The most used word in my writing is story or storytelling.
Stories about History...
Our Individual History...
...and Shared History.
Stories of Ancient Places...
...and How We Live in them.
Stories of Rural Life and Architecture.
Stories of Animals...
Stories of how we Work...
These are my words of inspiration, passion and bliss; and they'll take their place in my mandala.
Where does your heart lie?