Thursday, January 17, 2008

The dive

Nothing deep about this topic, not even the dive :P. Anyways I just got back from my diving class, and I realized something quite intriguing...
Had a huge day, loads of conflicting thoughts about diverse topics, I was planning on going on about those, but instead I am going to talk about my dive. Pretty funny, how the thing that sounds less interesting gets the spot light, but still today is so.
You jump, suddenly you feel the water surround your body, your eyes wonder with the parade of chaotic bubbles all around you, and silence steps in...
The water raps your body in a cold yet comfortable layer that makes you realize your body, not just to know it is there, but you really feel it.
All your problems disappear; after all you need to focus, breath, go deeper, keep leveling the pressure...
At the bottom, you do your exercises in the silence of the water, not completely silent, but all the small noise of the world gone, and you realize that you are alone with yourself, yet there are people around you...
Your problems of the day are still with you, but in a calmer light, things have a different perspective, a more quiet approach slips in unnoticed, you find clear answers, without formalizing them, it just makes sense in the moment, for this instant...
The funny thing is you feel more protected under water, that outside, its like the water gives you the physical bubble that separates your thought from the world, your filters are no longer required... thus a clear view of how you really see things, what importance they have... You don't find answers, but you feel like you have them, and in a way we all know that we do...
You feel relaxed, alive, part of something, something that you feel, it gives you a bond to the physical world, a gateway for your thoughts to flow without complex scenarios, they are just part of it all, a nice balance to your own world I would say...
You get out, you feel your body rejecting the air, you feel the coldness of the absence of water surrounding you, relaxed yet so tired... Something everyone should try, at least once :).
(If it doesn't make sense... Well I am tired from the day... And the dive ;))

1 comment:

gasparmarques said...

We´re waiting for you down there...

Ana e João