Water is the source of life. It is a versatile solvent, conducts electricity, can be a solid, a liquid or a gas. If water did not evaporate, we would not have clouds, rain, plants or, for that matter, any living thing. Covering more than 70 percent of the earth, this magnificent element is the most abundant substance on the surface of the planet.
Just like the earth, 60 to 70 percent of the human body mass is water; the brain is composed of 70 to 80 percent water, and the lungs are nearly 90 percent water. Muscle tissue contains about 75 percent water by weight, and all the cells in our body are about 90 percent water, which allows them to absorb valuable nutrients, minerals and chemicals in biological processes. About 80 to 85 percent of our blood is water, helping to digest our food, transport waste and control body temperature.
Water is our natural habitat. That is why we are healthier, happier and more peaceful in and by the water. Beyond our basic need for drinking water, the sight of water, the sound of water and the touch of water on our skin can contribute to our physical and mental well-being.
Today we also know that information travels through water. Composed of crystals that allow light to travel at incredible speeds through the organism, water acts as container and transmitter of information. As shown in the experiments of Japanese author and entrepreneur Masaru Emoto, our thoughts and actions have an effect on the molecular structure of water. Mind over matter: Our bodies, being 70 percent water, are mostly the result of the information contained in our thoughts, actions and experiences throughout our lives. If we set it as a purpose and provide this information to our brain, can water heal our physical and mental conditions? If its healing powers are used at the collective level, can it create peace in a community?
On October 17, a Swimming Pool for Peace was inaugurated by the International Brain Education Association (IBREA, the publisher of this magazine) in Distrito Italia, a school located on the outskirts of San Salvador which has one of the highest levels of crime and poverty in El Salvador. The inauguration was officiated by Salvador Sánchez Cerén, El Salvador’s vice president, with representatives of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.