The purpose of focusing on a physical object that is outside the body is to develop stability during the perception of external objects. This practice will allow one to clearly perceive objects in a dream, and lead to increased states of lucidity in both waking life and when dreaming. The ultimate goal of zhiné meditation is to allow for the practitioner to be lucid upon death, at the moment when the soul exits the physical body.
I have found the practice of working with these intricate and repeating patterns to be a meditation itself, and am looking forward to continuing the exploration of these sacred forms. It is my hope that the peace and presence that enfolds me while creating these works of art is also experienced by those who view them.