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Aquatic Serenity: Finding Peace and Purpose in Water

Water: The Elixir of Life

Water, the foundation of life as we know it, plays a vital role in maintaining our health and well-being. As humans, our bodies are made up of approximately 60% water, emphasizing the crucial need for this precious resource. Beyond its physical necessity, water also serves as a powerful tool for grounding new habits and rituals in our daily lives.

One of the fundamental practices in leveraging the power of water is being mindful of the source from which it comes. Gratitude towards water sources is essential, for without them, life ceases to exist. It is imperative that we value, clean, and sustain these sources, free from refuse, junk, and pollution. By cherishing and protecting our water sources, we ensure a healthier environment for generations to come.

Personally, my love for water goes beyond its physical benefits. After enduring the challenges of a menopausal frozen shoulder (yes, this truley is a menopause symptom!), I found solace in the healing properties of water. It took over a year of physiotherapy and rehabilitation to return to swimming, my sanctuary. Whether in pools, natural springs, or the vast ocean, water has become my happy place - a tranquil escape where I can float weightlessly, breathe deeply, and strengthen my body.

The turquoise waters not only provide physical healing but also a sense stillness, a symphony of silence, and a canvas of solitude. These three essences intertwine seamlessly as I swim, offering me a tranquil refuge where I find clarity and peace. Just as Julie Lewis beautifully captures in 'Uncharted Waters,' the art of stillness, silence, and solitude is unraveled in the fluid motions of swimming. If you seek these three treasures in your life, perhaps it's time to explore and uncover your own happy place. The rewards will be immeasurable. And remember, for an insightful journey into the depths of the unknown, do check out Julie Lewis's book on Amazon. It's a gem worth cherishing. Thank you, Julie, for your inspiring words. It is in this harmonious union with water that I am able to listen to the whispers of my soul, guiding me towards self-discovery and introspection.

Water, to me, is more than a substance; it is a source of life, inspiration, and rejuvenation. Its ability to nurture both the body and mind is unparalleled, making it a cornerstone of my daily existence. In its embrace, I find solace, strength, and a profound sense of gratitude. Simply put, I love water for all that it gives me and all that it represents - a symbol of purity, serenity, and boundless potential.

"Water is the mirror that has the ability to show us what we cannot see. It is a blueprint for our reality, constantly flowing and changing, just like our thoughts and emotions."

Find your happy place!

Love and light,


(Picture: Berg river, Franschoek, South Africa, the water was freezing... my sister is on the side, it was however, a blistering day in December 2023 - oh, so refreshing!)

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