Sometimes it is important to have a place to cut yourself off the stressful and busy outside world.
An outside world that is often so noisy and in which we are exposed to constant overstimulation.
An outside world that makes it almost impossible to hear your inner voice.
This voice that is so important to live a life that suits you.
This voice you need to make clear decisions that are in harmony with yourself.
Therefore, we need space, a place of silence that blocks you off from other external sensory impressions.
A place that allows access to your own intuition and your inner voice.
For me, swimming is a way to dive into a world of silence.
Especially swimming in the sea takes me into a completely different (underwater) world.
A fascinating world.
A whole different and mysterious world full of sea dweller, stones, seagrass and kelp forests.
Swimming in this underwater space feels like as if you are a little bit a part of this world.
But it is not only these exciting impressions, but also the possibility of bringing me into a meditative state because of the uniform movement of swimming and the regular breathing.
When I close my eyes while swimming and when I’m only concentrating on how it feels:
the slight resistance of the water when I pull my arm through it, the sense of the water when it passes by the body.
And suddenly there it is, this silence.
An inner and outer silence.
You realize that this silence can be found in yourself.
Your thoughts ebb.
You just focus on the moment and you feel that you are a part of this underwater world.
Free, light, secure, just yourself.
There is no you have to, you must, you must not …..!
The peace of mind.
Rest of thoughts.
No need for approval.
It’s fine the way it is.
You’re fine the way you are.
Swim to your underwater world, withdraw back into yourself and find the silence in you!