Dots, lines and gratitude explains Kolams best.
Kolams are all about dots, lines, curves, going in swirls and curves and eventually creating a magical pattern. In effect, kolams represent life itself in a nutshell – the ups and downs, the curves and straight lines, the trials and the errors, and beauty in entirety.
Drawing a kolam is not just an art, but a form of yoga – mind yoga! Even placing the dots requires you to be focussed in placing them in the right distance from each other. When your focus is on something so apparently simple, all your problems lose focus. You are in the moment – a state of zen. This is indeed what yogis aspire for – being in the moment.
When faced with a grid, we begin thinking of solutions, the numerous ways in which we can go around the dots to create a beautiful pattern. That’s happiness right there staring at you – finding solutions with focus.
With that thought in mind, go ahead and draw Shuddhi. Here’s to focussing on beautiful things, and finding creative solutions to whatever life throws at you.
About Draw Happiness
What really is it? Is it the lightness of the heart? A cheerful mood? A sense of contentment? Inner peace? Spring? The blue sky? A cruise?
Whatever it is, it is something all of us seek. It is the basis on which every other emotion is built and experienced. Simply put, happiness is a decision. A choice.
Kolam podu is an effort to gently nudge you to choose happiness. How? By committing to a happier space for the next 108 days, focusing on drawing simple sweet kolams, sharing with all of us, spreading happy thoughts, journaling and lots more. Happiness has a snowballing effect. And it begins with each one of us.
Let’s come together on this project, and draw happiness!
Life is beautiful, if you choose for it to be. Until then Kolam Podu !