HAVANA | Rainbow bridge

Colours have the incredible power to inspire and uplift us in ways that words simply cannot. As I stroll through the vibrant streets of Havana, I am reminded of how these beautiful hues have the ability to transform not only our physical surroundings, but also our emotions and perspectives.

It has been said that each person has their own personal connection to certain colours – those that speak to their soul and resonate with their being. Whether it’s the calming effect of blue, the energy of red, or the joy of yellow, we all have our favourites and the ones we shy away from.

But what is truly fascinating is the way in which different cultures and individuals use colour in their lives. The same shade of blue might evoke a sense of peace in one person, while it might symbolize sadness in another. This diversity in our relationships with colours is a reflection of the diversity of the human experience itself.

I believe that the world is as colourful as we make it. We can choose to embrace the full spectrum of hues, or we can limit ourselves to a monochromatic existence. Just as a rainbow appears after a storm, we too have the ability to create our own rainbows in times of darkness. We can choose to let the colours of life inspire us, motivate us, and guide us towards a brighter future.

So, let’s surround ourselves with the colours that lift our spirits and ignite our passion. Let’s use the power of colours to express ourselves when words fail us. And let’s remember that just as a rainbow holds the promise of treasure, our lives hold the promise of endless possibilities and joy.

Embrace the colours of life, and let them inspire and guide you on your journey. After all, without rain, there can be no rainbow – so why not be the creator of your own beautiful spectrum?

Take a pen and paper and draw or paint a rainbow. The left side (where your rainbow starts) symbolises your present situation. Paint six different colours on your rainbow – each of them represent something that brings you joy or you enjoy doing. If these positive things made up your life, where would your colours lead you?

The purpose of this exercise is to make you think about where you are now, and about the amazing things you already have. When we start thinking about enjoyable things and, around things that bring us joy, we can attract positive things into our lives. This is just a simple self-help exercise not a complex therapeutic tool or process. If you feel stuck in your personal growing process, it’s always a good idea to find therapeutic support.