Today I ramble on the importance of water in our lives. Just how important is water in our life? Well, go a day without water and you become dehydrated, go without for three days and you could possibly die from severe dehydration. Just wanted to illustrate just how important water is to our physical. I also would like to elaborate on how important water is to our spiritual and mental development as well. Did you know that 2/3 of the world is covered in water or that the human brain is 80% comprised of water? Interesting, yet very important facts. Now knowing the facts about one of our most important resources, we can strive to make water a pivotal part of our lives.
Lao Tzu understood the Importance of Water
Lao Tzu, the founder to Taoism, once wrote, “Nothing in the world is more flexible and yielding than water. Yet when it attacks the firm and the strong, none can withstand it, because they have no way to change it. So the flexible overcome the adamant, the yielding overcome the forceful. Everyone knows this, but no one can do it”. If you would like an excellent resource on Taoism and even more in depth conversations on water, Read Dr. Wayne Dyer’s, ‘Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life’ . Ever see someone with a water pond or small water fall installed at their premises? It’s because of the soothing, yet dynamic power of water that affects us. It is a refresher, a quencher, a calmer, and almost unexplainable element, the most important elixir that man knows about.
As you can see, we should keep ourselves hydrated with as much water as we need throughout the day. Drink at least 8 (8 oz.) Glasses of water a day for optimal health. This improves a number of things. Brain function and hydration, organ function and red blood cell count (with a healthy dose of oxygen) are just a number of the benefits of drinking water. If you have a cupboard full of soda, throw it / or give it away and replace it with good old fashioned H20.
Use Water as a Relaxing Agent
You should also use water to relax your Mind, Body and Soul. You should get away from reality once in a while simply by going to the beach, a lake, take a bubble bath, sit in a Jacuzzi or many other ways of relaxing totally with water. To totally relax, you should simply make anything that worries or distract you simply just melt away. Feel the water on your body, how it moves around you, how it calms you from head to toe.
When we start using water to bring meaning, purpose and hydration into our lives, we actually become healthier, more stress free and function optimally in our day to day.