The ensō drawing or painting
is used for daily meditation practice.
It made sense,
this was happening
in my moments of awarness,
I was co-creating with the ensō
my mark making was not paint, led or charcoal,
but the lens of my camera.
I am fully in the moment with my image making,
for this reason it has taken on
new meaning for me,
kind of spiritual
when using the symbolic ensō,
'my little eyelet'.
~ The Spiral Way ~
The way of the mystic is not a linear path. We do not slay dragons one after the other, proceeding in a clear chronological line towards fulfilment.
Neither is the mystic way a circle a despairing and closed circuit in which we return again and again to the same experiences.
Rather, the way of the mystic is the spiral way - circular, but with ever-changing vistas. On the spiral way, we may visit old scenes, grapple with old dragons. But each time we return, we do so as different people and from a different place; the experience is not the same. 'I am here again, but I have never been here before.' The mystic may often say things like that on the spiral way.
Oh - instead of slaying old dragons, they just view them differently.