Discover a moment of peace with these inspiring words and soothing images which all connect to the “blue mind”—the effect of feeling calmed by nearness to water and the color blue.
The gentle splashing of waves reaching the shore… the shimmering ripples across a lake as a breeze blows over it… the scent of fresh, salty air… Water, and the elements associated with water, whether ocean, lake or even swimming pool, can evoke an immediate sensory response in us—it calms us and soothes us. And this has been backed up by scientific research, with studies indicating that being near or in water can lower stress and anxiety, increasing overall well-being and happiness, and this mildly meditative state has been called a “blue mind” response. This beautiful gift book features stunning images of waterside settings accompanied by peaceful inspirations, meditations, and quotations, all designed to promote a mindful mindset. From the color blue to words describing how we feel being in or around water, welcome the benefits of “blue mind” into your life. Mantras include: “In one drop of water are found all the secrets of the oceans” (Kahlil Gibran); “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy” (Rumi); “When I sit here by the sea and listen to the sound of waves, I feel free from all obligations and people of this world” (Henry Thoreau).