Water Is… In the Time of Climate Change

river, forest, sunshine, nature, landscape, trees, leaves, water

Put simply, the “blue mind” is the mildly meditative state we feel when we’re near — or immersed in — water.”–Zachary Slobig, PrimeMind

 

“Cognitive scientists using the latest in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) are gathering evidence that shows proximity to water, and even recalling aquatic memories, floods the brain with dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, those happiest of enzymes; and at the same time levels of cortisol — that stress-filled enzyme — plummet. Water seems to trigger the parts of the brain associated with empathy, encouraging a shift from “me” to “we.” Water, says[Wallace J Nichols [author of Blue Mind], makes us our best selves and gives us our most vivid experiences. “It’s not simply the matrix of life,” he told me. “It makes life worth living.”–excerpt from “The Spiritual Awakening That Could Save Our Planet by Zachary Slobig, PrimeMind

 

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