I feel blue

Blue,

for some it is simply a color that is predominantly in the color spectrum at a wavelength between 460 to 480 nanometers and belongs to the three primary colors.
A color we are constantly surrounded by.
The blue planet, our earth, which looks blue from space, because three quarters of the Earth’s surface is water.
We ourselves, our body consists to a large extent of water.
We perceive the sea as blue, because the reflection of the sunlight on the sea surface reflects shortwave light (blue) and absorbs longwave light.
The different shades of blue and color nuances of the oceans are caused by substances dissolved in seawater, such as algae, plankton, sediment etc., but are also influenced by different water depths.

For others, blue also has a meaning beyond the physical:

Blue is associated with peace and quiet.
A color that promotes relaxation.
It also signals security and confidence and gives a feeling of comfort.
The blue of the water stands for clarity and purity and, as researchers from University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Ravi Metha and Juliet Zhu) have researched, it could also stimulate creativity and contribute to the promotion of solution strategies.

But why does it say „I feel blue!“ if it means a feeling of melancholy and sadness?

When you are at the ocean and you look at the blue expanse of the horizon, the feeling of melancholy and wistfulness can arise.
But couldn’t lead this melancholy and sadness to a certain clarity?
Don’t we need sometimes a certain sadness to reflect on existing situations? Don’t we also need to absorb these „negative“ emotions in order to gain new clarity from reflection?

I think if you embrace melancholy, it will also create creativity.
It will lead you to creative solutions.
If you dive into the blue, in the blue sea, but also when you actually go into the blue water,
you will find the peace, comfort and security that helps you to overcome the sadness and
you will find this refreshing clarity.

Jump into the blue and feel blue!

Beyond silence

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.

Then I feel borne by the water and I feel very light.

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 …..!

Just silence.

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!

The ocean as a symbol of life

 

For me, the ocean is a symbol of life, a source of energy and inspiration.
Just like the ocean with its beauty, uniqueness and as a symbol of boundless freedom, for me life is also in all its aspects and facets a miracle, which is simply astonishing.

Like the sea with its unexplored depths, as well as in its diversity, life also has an inexhaustible pool of possibilities, thoughts and forms of expression.

The ocean is with its incredible strength, sometimes stormy and wild, sometimes quiet and gentle, even a teacher for the unpredictability in life, that sometimes there is a stronger force in life, situations, that challenge you and teach you how to deal with them.

With this site I would like to make an attempt to grasp the unspeakable beauty and limitlessness of both, the sea and life, knowing that our thoughts and emotions are only a small drop in the great ocean.

This site is dedicated to the ocean and life:

„Live life like an ocean!“