Water is an impressive element on earth, it is soft yet strong and powerful, capable of overcoming the hard and any obstacle in its way. Its capabilities are truly outstanding and inspiring. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could flow through life like water? Effortless adapting, always finding a way, less rigid, like water. Having a flexible mind and body instead of being rigid and stubborn, enables us to adapt to life circumstances, this open-mindedness is extremely beneficial to conquer life adversities.

The ways of nature show us how the universe works, and we can learn a lot through it. Nature it's the ongoing change and made of contrasts, the yin and yang, soft and hard. When we keep fighting the change, resisting, defending, not changing opinions, and forcing things through life we get tired and frustrated, and the change it's unstoppable. Being willing to change our views can be perceived as having a weak mind, but the result of being stiff and rigid is that we become as inflexible as stone, struggling to adapt and feeling resentment. 

Water is super resilient and able to change its form if we pour water in a glass it becomes the glass, if part of the ocean it waves, evaporates and becomes solid, rivers flow and always find a way. Living plants for instance are flexible and tender while dead plants are brittle and dry and will break easily. The same goes for a rigid mind and the resistance to change but change is inevitable and life is impermanent. And we end up wasting energy fighting the inevitable and breaking in the face of adversity.

The soft overcomes the hard, it has the power to obliterate hard materials. To be like water we need to learn how to overcome the hard, by not forcing, this doesn't mean we should be soft all the time but we should choose our battles wisely. Also, it is a good thing to have beliefs but as we grow it's only natural that our beliefs and understanding of things change.

This is a quote from Bruce Lee that really sums up this concept – "… Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend."

A great reminder to be more like water is keeping hydrated, literally! The Via Heat "Balance" water bottle is filled with tumbled stones from Lapis Vitalis in the stone types sodalite, chalcedony and rock crystal - Lapis Vitalis inside guarantees high therapy stone quality!

In stone science, sodalite has always stood for balance, wisdom and inner peace. Like the chalcedony, it is also said to strengthen interpersonal harmony and is therefore also called the poet's stone. What could be more helpful in today's world, which is characterized by constant unrest, haste and hectic? Every sip of gemstone water with this wonderful mixture can help you to face this intense time with mental balance, mental calm and inner strength every day. This combination gives better wisdom to understand when to be soft or hard and the strength to conquer any challenge that life throws at you.

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