By Kathy Keary
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We are going to have fun today! Have you ever heard of or tried Zentangle? It is an active, creative form of meditation where you create beautiful, structured designs whether you are an artist or not. It is an exercise in mindfulness and encourages being present in the moment. It will bring a sense of calm to your day.
I will first show you a video from the creators of Zentangle where they describe the development of this meditative technique. Then I will show you a video where a person is creating a beautiful design with simple strokes that we can easily follow. It is an ideal meditative tool for both children and adults.
If you do not have a pen and paper in front of you, pause the video to gather them. Pause the video at any time to give yourself time to mimic the artist’s steps.
Further information can be found at Zentangle.com. The internet is filled with information on this meditative practice and really cool, creative designs that are simple to recreate.
Until next time, may the good Lord bless you, keep you, and hold you close.
[Kathy Keary, spiritual director, holds a bachelor’s degree in education, a master’s degree in theological studies, and completed Sophia Center’s Souljourners Program, an intense study of spirituality and spiritual direction. Kathy believes that the Divine is present and active in all of life and encourages others to be awakened to the God in all including the Divine within. She enjoys accompanying others on their journey to wholeness discovering the person they were created to be.]
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