“Life in us is like the water in a river.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Water is the basis of all life and that includes your body.About 75% of the body is water. Water is the body’s solvent; it is the medium of all chemical activities in the body, which are many. Water is the medium of exchange of all life-giving supplies from one point to another until they reach the cells , and of all wastes from one point to another until they are removed by excretion. Without water, the blood could not move.

Water is the lubricant of all moving parts. It is the regulator of body temperature. The body cells are “water-cooled!” Violent exercise continued for 26 minutes would generate enough heat to coagulate the albuminous substances in the body–similar to cooking the white of an egg– unless this heat were promptly released. The cells are surrounded by water and thus are “water–cooled!”

When there is there is a deficiency of water, the process of elimination will continue, but to do so the blood and tissues will be robbed of some of their water content. This will hinder their normal procedures. If this continues, it may lower blood pressure; headaches , tiredness, and other conditions may result. Constipation may develop. Kidneys , lungs and pores will be hindered in eliminating waste from the body and so the wastes will accumulate all the way back to each cell, and the inside of the body becomes like a stagnated pool.

If one loses all of the stored glycogen (blood sugar) , all of the reserve fat, and even half the body protein, the life is not in danger, but 10% of the body’s water is serious, and a loss of 20-22% of the body’s water is fatal. A person deprived of water will die in 60 to 80 hours.

Psychologically, in going with the flow you strive to always be like water and remembering that water is gentle, and yet it is powerful.It can be still or in motion.It can absorb.It can go over, under, around, and through things.It can dissolve things, float them, or float atop them.It can become hot, cold, heavy, light, invisible, and solid—it can even vaporize.It is formless, and it can adapt to any container.

To be sure, going with the flow of water is embedded deep in our nature. It’s about interrelating with life at the highest possible level and putting our attention on those things that fuel our deepest Self in a world that is ever-changing.

One Response

  1. Thankyou for this great info, I try to drink as much water as possible.

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