See Blue, Not Red

See Blue, Not Red

Seen from space, our Planet Earth is blue. Its thrives on water in the oceans, lakes and rivers with rain and humidity natural phenomena that enables the earth to hum with activity and growth.

Known as the Blue Planet, biologist Wallace J Nichols, Ph.D. delves into the importance of the color blue.

In a TED Talk (below), Dr Nichols talks about Toxic Stress that kills neurons and interferes with creativity that he calls Red Mind.

The Red Mind refers to a lifestyle that is filled with stress and anxiety, a hallmark of modern society. “We may see a shark when it is really a dolphin.” He advises, “Take off the red filter and put on the blue filter. Some neurosurgeons actually wear a blue-filtered glasses while they are operating on the brain to remove the red signal; it helps them do their job better when they see blue instead of red.”

His concepts are profound; his words are thoughtful and are related to blue and the oceans around us. “Seeing blue helps us be more creative, to be more productive, to be more loving.”

Wallace J Nichols newest book, BlueMind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do is described as follows:

Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Combining cutting-edge neuroscience with compelling personal stories from top athletes, leading scientists, military veterans, and gifted artists, he shows how proximity to water can improve performance, increase calm, diminish anxiety, and increase professional success.

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Steven Munatones