” We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one”- Jacques Cousteau
It is the element with the greatest quotient within us and on the surface of the Earth. It is essential for life. It is used in rituals, celebration of rites and sacraments in all cultures and traditions. Let us give back with intention, love and gratitude: the ceremonies, prayers and blessings today are for water.
Blessings: Peaceful prayers, words of gratitude and loving kindness, chanting a mantra over your drinking, cooking, bathing water will purify, enliven, re-pattern and enhance it.
“There are many other small joys, perhaps the especially delightful one of smelling a flower or a piece of fruit, of listening to one’s own or others’ voices, of hearkening to the prattle of children. And a tune being hummed or whistled in the distance, and a thousand other tiny things from which one can weave a bright necklace of little pleasures for one’s life.
My advice to the person suffering from lack of time and from apathy is this: Seek out each day as many as possible of the small joys, and thriftily save up the larger, more demanding pleasures for holidays and appropriate hours. It is the small joys first of all that are granted us for recreation, for daily relief and disburdenment, not the great ones.” – Hermann Hesse, The Joys of Life