Change is inevitable, so trying to hold on to the past or present is pointless. Be open. Your life is happening right here, right now.Beth Kempton, Wabi Sabi
Mandala #359 – Asemic VI
At its essence, the experience of wabi sabi is an intuitive response to beauty which reflects the nature of things as they are. That is, a beauty which reminds us that everything is impermanent, imperfect and incomplete.Beth Kempton, Wabi Sabi
Mandala #358 – Asemic V
Beauty can be found in the most unlikely of places, making every day a doorway to delight.Beth Kempton, Wabi Sabi
Mandala #357 – Asemic IV
Less stuff more soul.Beth Kempton, Wabi Sabi
Mandala #356 – Asemic III
While powerful and valuable in many ways, social media is turning us into comparison addicts and validation junkies.Beth Kempton, Wabi Sabi
Mandala #355 – Asemic II
We give away freely that most precious of resources — attention — and in doing so, we cheat ourselves out of the gifts that are already here.Beth Kempton, Wabi Sabi
Mandala #354 – Asemic I
Beauty is not only evident in the joyous, the loud or the obvious.Beth Kempton, Wabi Sabi
Mandala #353 – Asemic Cipher
Social platforms run on ads and ads rely on your attention and attention is increased with negative content and on and on it goes.Christopher Plowman, Insight Timer CEO
asemic /əˈsem.ɪk/ adjective
- using lines and symbols that look like writing, but do not have any meaning.
cipher /ˈsʌɪfə/ noun
- a secret or disguised way of writing.
- DATED a zero; a figure 0.
This is the zeroth post in a short series of mandalas created from excerpts of text written in scripts that are — at least to me — undecipherable. The resulting forms invite the observer to perhaps ponder for a moment as to the original meanings, or perhaps to simply rest a while in their asemic nature.
This series is dedicated to my dear friend, fellow blogger, wanderer, keen photographer and insightful observer of nature, bluebrightly. Thank you for the spark of inspiration for these.