Your knot may be the mathematical sign for infinity. A symbol for infinite time and space, giving shape to balance between giving and taking, and attention for yourself and others.
Or maybe it is the Celtic knot. A symbol of continuous movement and continuity of life keeping forces of darkness and chaos at bay.
Or the endless knot, one of the auspicious symbols of Tibetan Buddhism, representing infinite compassion and the interconnectedness of everything in our world.
Each knot has no beginning or end. Whichever knot you chose, the intertwined lines show how phenomenon in the world join us together. A pull here causes something to happen over there; the fundamental rule of the universe of cause and effect.
Must we really need a reminder of our connectedness? I think so.
Global concerns of war, various inequalities, and climate change create gaps in these knots. Thus there is no balanced harmony in the world or work to solutions to unite us all. What does it take for us to care about each other, solve the causes, and close the knot with effects interlaced and helpful for us all?
That balance of connection will require infinite compassion. His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama once said, “There isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion”. If we want continuity of life, it is time we act as one with a unified goal of wanting what is best for ourselves and our planet. Then in short time, take action with others to help close the gaps. We need infinitely intertwined lines to achieve representation of unity in the entire universe. Or else, what will our future be? I choose not to think about that at this time. Instead, it is up to each of us to do our part. Now…