Wednesday, July 25, 2012

a different meditation

I found this at Elephant Journal, where Kristin Luce wrote these beautiful words to accompany the video:

This video will do in five minutes what takes your meditation two hours.

What separates “boring” from “peaceful”?

Arguably it is the magic and beauty of innocence that emerges when we are truly open. Anyone who has practiced sitting meditation for more than a few minutes knows that you have to sit through a lot of “boring” (and sometimes worse) before the peace and magic begins.

This video of a baby’s first bath, on the other hand, cuts straight to the chase!



Rob-bear said...

Gently caressed,
by water
and by human hands,
a sensory return
to the womb.
How gently,
how carefully held,
precious life,
little child.
Then back
to adoring

Lydia said...

Sweetest of lines for one of the sweetest of videos.

Anonymous said...

Oh, this was beautiful. And powerful. Joe looked at the screen when I was about three minutes in and commented on the description of the video, mentioning that it was quite a large claim to make. All I could do was look at him because I was so drawn in! He watched the rest of the video with me, though, and I think he got it :)

Lydia said...

Amber Lee~ When I saw that description as a sidebar header on my facebook page my reaction was similar to Joe's. Also, I'm not a "baby person," if you know what I mean, so I clicked on the video expecting to not watch the full thing. But I was surprised, and moved, and soothed. I've never seen a baby bathed before (!) and have a feeling that not all are treated this beautifully and tenderly.

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Lydia said...

Elane~ Many thanks to you!

Secret Agent Woman said...

I know I'm late to this post, but I was mesmerized by the video. I used to sometimes nurse my babies in a warm bath. It was pure bliss.

Lydia said...

Secret Agent Woman~ Oh, I am glad you found it! With the sweet memories you have of your own, this video must be all the more special for you. Ahh