Monday, February 23, 2009

meditative knot tying

As we are coming up on Lent here, I felt like sharing this little video I came across the other day.

So here is some respect to the folks at Trinity Cathedral who really put a lot of energy into their media and communications. I know that the music is a little on the cheese side of "ambient" or meditative music. But, if we leave snobbery aside, it is not a bad piece as a setting for the meditative practice of tying knots.

Here is a whole lot of respect out there to this deep Eastern Christian tradition. Prayer ropes, knot tying, and the "Jesus Prayer" ("O, Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me, a sinner," said with one breath, both on the inhalation and exhalation), are all a part of the Hesychastic tradition of mysticism that is so essential to the Eastern way, and often so foreign to Western Christians.

In this web log, I meditate (among other things) upon how human creativity participates in the divine act of creation itself; and I share the creative things that other people, or, in this case, other traditions do, that inspire me. Hope you find it inspirational as well.

Blessed Lent.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh - how beautiful and patient this is. It struck me how into the physical we humans are when it comes to spiritual things. Yeay for the sacramental in the world!


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