As I get older, the simple, elemental, fundamental aspects of life seem to grow more important and comforting. Water is a good example of this. It forms seventy percent of us. We die very quickly with out it. It is an absolute necessity of life. Perhaps this is why it is so soothing to sit by a favourite stream or on a loved beach.

You can stand in a river but you will never have the same particles of water flow over you twice. Water contains messages for us regarding the fluidity and change of life. Some also see water as a teacher of acceptance of what can’t be changed – such as Barry Stevens (the Gestalt therapist) who stated ‘don’t push the river, it flows by itself’.

Water – don’t take it for granted. We need it and it has much to give us.

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