We are humans and we inherited all the laws underpinned by nature. I realized nature is aggressively dynamic and it flows every single second, it’s like a rhythmic pattern that creates and destroys. I reference nature because it can be useful to understand the human behaviour, we are part of it, its nothing alien to us.
It’s a good exercise going to the seaside in the late afternoon / evening, find a good spot away from the city lights and sit there, the only light you should be allowed is the moon’s. Stare at the waves and listen to their rhythmic patterns, one after another, never stopping. Water interconnects every single continent, it kind of links the world and ties it up together, it wraps all the living creatures. Water flows through the atmosphere as well, we breathe it, we drink it.
Water is responsible, among other functions, for translating matter. It erodes the rocks and drives its fragments to other places for instance, so this event breaks the static. Water is a constant movement. We are made about 65% of water. That means our behaviour must relate somehow to this natural event, of creating and destroying, or more precisely transforming.
Every second we change, 50 million cells approximately die every second in our bodies, so now you are different respect the time you started reading this! This must be linked to our behaviour as I mentioned, dynamism, creation and destruction. Society tries to makes us believe that we need to look for the stable and thus the routine, fuck that, it’s not our nature, it’s not where we come from.
We are influenced by many factors as water is, one of them is the moon for instance. (Stare at the moon if you are in the seaside now). The moon causes tidal movements, it displaces water masses. In many literature works the moon has had special influence on characters’ behaviour, there seems to be that there is something mystic with it but there is not really: we are made up of water in great proportion so we are dependent to the lunar movements too, so it might change our behaviour! And not just the moon but many other factors, such as temperature, humidity, wind, etc…
“Be water, my friend” —Bruce Lee
So by that I want you to think about our strong relationship to natural events and phenomenon. We are natural, we are organic, and I would recommend you to find scenarios in which you can find natural events in where you can deposit your mind on it for a few minutes and BE PART OF THE FLOW. We are dependent on nature, and sometimes we forget this. If you are struggling with anything this could help you, even if you are the most rational person in the world.
NOTE: I am still in shock because after writing this, I went to my Facebook timeline and my best friend posted me a commercial of Velvet, a mineral still water brand which mentioned the important role of water through the natural history of Planet Earth. It’s like some people is inter-connected as water connects the world! Such a coincidence, OMG. Still cannot believe it. Well this video contains incredibly beautiful imagery of organic actions (favourite style), Icelandic landscapes (favourite place), awesome VFX (my future profession) and Woodkid’s music (favourite artist). Plus it has a sparky hint-like reference to childhood a topic which always concerned me. Worth checking out indeed. WOW… That was weird seriously… Telepathy?
With love, Ramon.