At this time of some major hurricanes hitting the USA (first Harvey, and now approaching IRMA and Jose)...
I have been remembering from the other day when I was in the pool, but I had a very different experience from usual.
Yes, I was swimming hard and disciplined doing my laps.
But my mind decided to focus on the water.
Just the water...nothing else.
I literally blanked out the world around me...no pool, no exercise, no other people, no current events, no random thoughts.
I just put all my senses unto the water itself.
The cool softness of the water as it glided over my hands and body.
The subtle resistance of the water, yet the buoyancy it provided.
The waves and current as the water flowed around my body moving crisply through it.
The healing purity of the water physically and spiritually.
I imagined the clearest and cleanest water, and how it quenches our thirst and washes everything in the world clean again.
Water, earth, wind and fire...the wisdom and perfection of them and us cannot possibly be random events, but they are testament to the genius of our Creator.
Thank you G-d especially for the water in the time, place, and amount that is for a blessing--and as a series of strong hurricanes continue to roar towards your people, let it be merciful.
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)