The Knitting Sutra: Craft as a Spiritual Practice|
by Susan Gordon Lydon
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Sometimes a dramatic life change makes us pause and reassess our lives. That's exactly what happened to Susan Gordon Lydon when a freak accident left her hospitalized.
In what I thought were the most exciting chapters, Lydon shows how the repetitive hand movements in knitting actually can induce deep states of meditation.
She backs up her assertion with tangible evidence that would convince even the skeptics among us.
Lydon writes about her most inner thoughts without any signs of self-consciousness. At some points she goes almost too deep before injecting a perfect shot of humor and levity.
Lydon leaves no stone unturned in her spiritual quest. Somewhere between Sufism and Judaism, during a road trip in the Southwest where she was studying Native American practices, I must confess that Lydon lost me.
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