Mental Hydration & Healthy Haiku


the cool calm of thought
flowing, cleansing; fire floats
haiku hydrates minds

It occurred to me, not too long ago, that our minds—like our bodies—require the consumption of a fundamental element in order to remain healthy and alive.

Regarding our bodies, that element is water {granted, food is just as important}. .. with respect to our minds, that element is nutritious thought. But we don't always have time to stop, drop, and read an entire book on mindfulness and well-being. That's where haiku can help, serving as a convenient, accessible, and powerful means through which the mind can consume fresh perspectives and positive thinking, at any time and in any place.

Haiku, like water, is a key element to our survival in a {mentally} dehydrated world.

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