For me, the tastiest water is Siruvani Water in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. I grew up with this water, but never thought about its origin or its journey to my home.
There's a Tamil saying, “Nadhi moolam rishi moolam paaka koodadhu,” which means never seek the origin of a river or a saint. But it's a basic urge of the human mind to explore beginnings. And we do this every day. But, sadly today, we've forgotten to question the origin or the journey of the water we drink.
We do not know the source of our water and its actual role in our health and well-being. All we know is to drink water when thirsty. Water was once just water; now it's labeled as clean, pure, pH-balanced, mineral-infused water. Yes, we've progressed, haven't we? It’s funny that we're constructing skyscrapers without understanding the foundation's strength.
I learned about water's memory and energy through Dr. Masaru Emoto's books and research papers. He demonstrated that water reads, responds, and is super intelligent.
This knowledge relates to my grandparents' who believed in ancient Indian wisdom, has a habit of carrying water everywhere and avoiding water from strangers. I remember my grandmother cleaning water pots only with tamarind and salt, filling them with reverence. During summer, mud pots helped us to deal with the heat. Also, the family's mandatory of drinking a glass of water on an empty stomach after brushing wasn't up for negotiation.
Water, in those days, was part of a beautiful ritual rooted in Ancient Indian Wisdom. It involved understanding water's travel and the energy it holds. They knew when 70% of our body's health can be managed with water, 70% of our life would be sorted.
Sadly, today, we see water as a mere commodity, focusing only on its physical aspects.
It's time to perceive water as a life-giving, life-nourishing and life-evolving than a liquid for quenching thirst. The journey of water may remain unknown in this modern world, but we must learn how to make the water suitable for our well-being. This is very important if we need to lead a life that’s healthy and happy.