The Unifying Effect of Water

There is no other substance that we know of that is as powerful and magical as water for humans. Water makes up about 70% of our body weight and is essential to our health. Physically, we humans need about 5-8 liters of water a day (consumed as water or through food).  Our bodies require water to thrive and while a person may go weeks without food, we can only last several days without water.  Indeed, water is essential to all forms of life on Earth. But water is more than the physical need to survive.  It has powerful spiritual dimension in our lives that can draw us together.  All of the main religions use water as part of their spiritual cleansing, for example “wudu” ablution in Islam.

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