Catch the moment – cold water swimming in Scotland.
There is an old polish song, by Dzem, one of my favourite bands, it goes like this: ”in life, the only beautiful things are moments.”
Many years ago I thought that you can only sit and wait patiently. That’s it is not up to you. And if you are lucky, you will get your moment of joy, happiness, freedom. It will be a brief moment, and it will come and go, as it pleased.
Now I believe that you don’t have to wait. You can create those moments, you can nourish them, help them grow. You can meet them in the middle.
The right environment plays a huge role here.
I have never experienced this magic when scrolling down my Instagram feed or when arguing, or when angry, or bored.
Being in nature helps. Being with your friends helps. Pushing the limits helps. Doing things you love, helps. Being in the moment helps.
Recently I have discovered that cold, dark, freezing water of North Sea has magical qualities. It is a gate to clear mind and beautiful soul.
I am here, at this moment, right now, nothing else is important, nothing else matters. I am one with the sea, with the others, with the world.
It is powerful. It works every time. It’s only 5 min drive.