The Power of Water and How It Relates to Our Lives
Its force lives in you.
I’m never more at peace than when I’m standing on the edge of the ocean. As the waves crash against the shore, endless soldiers storming the beach, each white cap washes the stress from my body.
Water is an amazing substance. After a long day, it comforts you in a soothing bath. It cleanses the sweat and dirt from your skin, and it refreshes your spirit as it nourishes your body.
Water is relentless. You can’t stop it unless you put it in a sealed container.
Put up a barrier, and water will push against it, either finding a way around or removing the obstruction from its path. Even when stopped by a dam, water evaporates to continue its journey.
Water is patient, knowing in time it can carve a deep valley through a mountain. It can travel the world, feed the crops, and cleanse the air. Even a repetitive single drip will carve a stone if allowed to fall long enough.
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“Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.” — Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
You are water. Your body is about 60% water, meaning roughly 50 pounds or more of the liquid is with you through every moment of every day. Use its power to guide you.
For today, be like water and keep going. As you confront your obstacles, push them out of your way or find a way around.
Be patient, nourish and comfort others, and leave the world better than you found it.
Ponder Your Power
Write about water with these prompts.
Journal Prompt: How do you feel when you’re near a body of water? Does water make you calm or fill you with anxiety? Why?
Creative Writing Prompt: Imagine you were a raindrop. Describe a day in your world.
Until next time, keep fighting.