For thousands of years the mandala has represented the great circle that is the entirety of existence. In religious art, the mandala has been depicted in many different ways. The celestial rose in Dante’s Paradise, the golden lotus of Mahavaiocana, the great sun Buddha and the giant rose windows in Europe’s great cathedrals.
Of course, all of these mandala symbols were created long before science recognized that our own galaxy is itself one vast mandala in a circular universe spinning with billions of galaxies.
We are living in a great radiating circle and this radiance is also in a cycle, and this cycling is the dance that is in us, around us, and is us. We are the dance.