Fishing for many has always been a way to relax and unwind. There is something about that whole atmosphere that allows us to forget all our worries or at least suspend them for a time. Just looking at the water causes the mind to let go and release tense and stress. I suspect that some people have learned this fact early in their lives. Their local fishing spots are actually a haven of peace and calm.
The stress of our daily lives can be lessened by fishing. Something happens during the fishing experience that causes our stress to ease up; a bit. When we are fishing, the water moving back and forth seem to genteelly rock our minds’ into a peaceful mode. Men and women from all walks of life can learn a lot about the stress reducing effect of fishing. Perhaps many could use a regular routine of fishing to reduce our life stresses.
The peace and calm of fishing has long been recognized as a benefit for humanity. For most of us, the atmosphere of fishing is very quiet and serene. We are almost mesmerized the quiet, the water’s movement, the sometime gentle breeze. The mind begins to look at itself. The peace has a healing effect on the soul. The reflections of life, past, present and future begin to float across the mind.
There is another benefit to fishing, that being, the ability to separate. The whole act of fishing allows one to separate from their problems, concerns and worries. This separation allows one to put things into prospective. It also allows one to reexamine things, actions and commitments. Separation is sometimes a good thing, because is adds the variable of time; time to reflect and time to think.
Finally, fishing time gives us a chance to revitalizes our minds, bodies and soul. It is something to that old saying “it the motion of the ocean”. That gentle rocking of the sea, lake or river is an energizer to the soul. There is a body healing that takes place during the fishing experience that man just can not explain. The body always seems to gather some strength during fishing time.
If we want to add a positive and beneficial activity to our lives, we should all consider the joys of fishing.