SPIRIT LIKE WATER. Water, with its mercurial properties, sublime beauty and hypnotic rhythms, has the power to calm and connect us, and since ancient times, mankind has assigned to it transformational, spiritual and healing properties. In Zen Buddhist philosophy, mizu no kokoro ('spirit like water') indicates a state of being where the mind is perfectly still. It is only in this state that the spirit can be in total harmony with itself and the Cosmos, in the same way that a lake can reflect a clear and perfectly undistorted image of its surroundings only when it is calm and undisturbed.
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