Water is the communal thread that unites all life. Its current bonds mountain tops to river beds, connects cities upstream with communities along the coast, and transports the external world into our bodies. From our toenails to our hair, water flows through us; protecting organs, delivering essential nutrients to cells, lubricating joints, and cultivating vital energy. Our health and well-being depend on this fundamental element of nature, just like our fellow humans and all pets, gardens, forests, insects, and other life forms do. To truly appreciate how water connects us all, consider the following facts about water:
Water is universal. It is the miracle upon which all life relies and a portal for connecting us with the external, as well as for deepening a connection within. Have you ever paid attention to how your body feels when you’re hydrated versus dehydrated? Ever paused to consider whether that restless sleep was the result of a lack of water? Or whether that elated mood was caused by drinking enough water? When we take the time to notice what’s happening below our surface, we connect with a deeper sense of ourselves. To strengthen this connection, consider taking some time to truly appreciate what it means to be ‘filled’ with 60-70% water. Or challenge yourself with one or more of the following ideas:
Written By: Zoë Tomichich
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