23-03 “Elegant”

Download to Color Section 02 of the 2023 Mandala of the Year

Continuing with honoring the Chinese Year of the Rabbit which started on January 22, Section 2 of the 2023 Mandala of the Year is now available. This month’s characteristic associated with Rabbit energy is “elegant”.

BTW: It may seem like, that so far, all of these sections look the same. Granted they are similar and yet I assure you as the months go by, the full scope of this mandala will make itself known to you. Hang in there.

Google defines being “elegant” two ways: 1) pleasingly graceful and stylish in appearance or manner, and 2) (of a scientific theory or solution to a problem) pleasingly ingenious and simple.

From Modern-Elegance-Style.com they define “being elegant” as a mindset, an attitude: Being elegant in your mind is about becoming a gentle, patient and compassionate person, and showing good manners. An important aspect of elegance is being very mindful about your thoughts, your movements and knowing your worth. Elegance is a certain attitude toward personal growth, and everyone may have different ideas to what that incorporates. Generally it involves kindness, positivity and focus. Elegance is being grateful for what you have, but having high expectations for yourself and others. It is a better quality of life. A better job, a better relationship. Elegance is educating yourself and setting appropriate boundaries for yourself.

In essence, being elegant is less about how your look and more about who you are and how you present yourself from the inside out.

“Elegance is usually
confused with superficiality,
fashion, lack of depth.
This is a serious mistake:
human beings need to have
elegance in their actions
and in their posture
because this word is synonymous
with good taste, amiability,
equilibrium and harmony.”

— Paulo Coelho

An Invitation

I invite you to color along with me this year as part of what I’m calling “The Year of Self-Exploration and Expansion” with all of my “Mandalas of the ___” (day, week, month, year). If you’re interested more of a self-exploration approach to coloring, check out my “Coloring Mandalas as Meditation”.

Feel free to share you colorings on social media with the hashtag #2023MotY. I’d love to see your colorings. I’ll be posting my colorings on the MandalaoftheYear.com blog as well as on FB and IG (@themandalalady)


The Mandala Lady

ps: I would love to see your colorings and your progress. if you post these at all on social media use the hashtag #MOTY2023 I’ll be posting mine on FB (themandalalady) and IG (@themandalalady).


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s