The Daruma above served me well in 2013,
and their eyes have been filled in as I have
completed my 2013 goals -
But it is now time to put my new Daruma into service.
A spiffy modern version of a very old Japanese tradition
- gifted to me at Christmas time.
This little fellow (designed by Paul Loebach for Areaware) came with these simple details:
The Daruma is a traditional Japanese talisman for focusing on personal goals. Modelled after Bodhidharma, the founder of Zen Buddhism, it is a popular gift of encouragement. When one is received, set a goal or make a wish and fill in one eye to illustrate your intention. The other eye watches over you as a constant reminder and guide. Once your goal is reached fill in the other eye and display the Daruma as a symbol of your success.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 TO ALL!