Water covers 71% of the earth’s surface. The average adult body is 60% water. A human can survive for weeks without food, but she’ll live mere days without water.
Water has no nutrition, per se but we require it, above almost all things, to live.
We’re not exactly sure how water arrived on the planet but scientists propose it may have arrived as ice in meteors, which means that,
the same liquid we drink and that fills the oceans may be millions of years older than the solar system itself.New York Times
Water has an interesting chemical bond, covalent to be exact, that both attracts and repels hydrogen and oxygen atoms at the same time; making it an excellent solvent and providing an interesting metaphor for the stability of shared space and resources.
We all understand intuitively and physically how important water is to our planet and our survival. We are water. We are from water.
What can we learn from the 2 – H’s and that 1 – O that make up this crucial compound for human physical existence?
What can H2O – honesty, humility, and openness – teach us about how to thrive as a human being, not just survive as a human body?
Join me in this podcast as we talk a wee bit of science, consider 2 H‘s and 1 O as prime character traits of personal transformation, and visualize an easy but powerful metaphor to remind us how we access and “tap” into these transforming truths.
Media & Resources mentioned in this episode:
- Served by the Slice
- The Most Unknown
- The Water in Your Glass Might be Older Than the Sun New York Times Article
Music “Sun and Moon”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “Reflection”, and “Song of Persephone” by Moments.