My Blue Journey

I start with a simple question for the readers. What color is rare in nature? Surprisingly, it is the color blue. Watch the video to understand more why blue color is rare in nature and why you rarely find blue-colored animals or plants.

The few cases in which we find blue animals or plants are not due to their having pigment to color them blue. The blue color we see is due to the structure that only allows blue light to reflect our eyes.

My curiosity to explore this topic in more depth led me to think of different topics such as:

  • Common phrases that we use to describe people or moods with blue color
  • Six Thinking Hats with one hat colored blue
  • Blue minds and if they are rare in our world
  • Blue-collars employees, and
  • Blue and Red ocean strategies

Common Phrases with the Word Blue

  • Monday Blues– the feelings that accompany going to work following the weekend.
  • Out of the blue– events that happen unexpectedly
  • Feeling Blue– to express feelings of anxiety and depression prevailing
  • Once in a Blue Moon– describes rare events
  • Running around Like a Blue Fly– refers to multitasking at a time, and
  • Many more

You may notice from the above that the blue color is associated with negative feelings and states of feeling down. This is contrasting with having a Blue Mind.

Is having Blue Mind better than Red Mind? When you go into clean blue water it charges you with calmness and you feel relaxed. You feel your mind turned blue. This is the theme of the book Blue Mind by Wallace J. Nichols. Having a red mind means having an anxious and troubled mind.

The above discussion brings me to the topic of Six-Thinking Hats by the late Edward de Borno. The blue here refers to reasoning thinking whereas the red hat refers to love and thinking in a state of passion.

The Blue Ocean Strategy is placing the company in the quiet and calm waters away from the Read Ocean with its bloody competition.

The Blue-collar workers are the hard-working employees who earn less than employees with white collars.

It amazes me how humans attribute different traits to the same color. Humans do the same with many issues.

Do you have blue eyes? What do they tell you?


Ali Anani
Ali Anani
My name is Ali Anani. I hold a Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia (UK, 1972) Since the early nineties I switched my interests to publish posts and presentations and e-books on different social media platforms.

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  1. “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.” – Einstein

    My dear Professor ..
    I am made to wonder which has a greater leap to knowledge, understanding & Truth
    Science or Faith?

    I share this article by Albert Einstein appeared in the New York Times Magazine on November 9, 1930
    It also appears in a book by Einstein: The World as I see it

  2. You know dear FAY VIETMEIER that I keep addressing you as my spiritual mentor. You are and your comment explains why.
    With all the wonderments that you quoted, I feel their effect on me and in my reaction to your elevating comment and the beautiful lyrics on the blue color. Your eyes tell your story.

    Thanks for recommending the book. I must say that all my life I tried not to discuss science as a proof for God’s exixtence. The reason is clear. No scientific facts lasted except those mentioned in the holy books. I cannot anchor a fixed fact to a variable.

    Million thanks for your grand appreciation. I do not know if you had the opportunity to read the comments on this post on LI. In fact, my next post for BIZCATALYST mentions the effect those comments had on me.

  3. Ali Anani, PhD .. a fascinating video & post my dear Professor ..
    .. seen with my BLUE eyes ..
    .. much curiosity does arise ..
    .. blue butterflies ARE a prize ..
    .. God as Creator does not compromise ..

    “Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.” – Confucius
    AWAKEN to the WONDER around you.
    Wonder helps us see more deeply
    Wonder awakens our SPIRIT
    Wonder awakens our HEART
    Wonder awakens THINKING
    Wonder awakens Creativity
    Wonder awakens COLORS
    Wonder awakens IDEAS

    🌈 🙏 🌈

    “Wonder is the beginning of wisdom” – Socrates

    All wonders are from a WONDROUS God. – fem-v
    .. blue birds & blue jays
    .. blue butterflies
    .. blue butterflies
    .. a rainbow
    .. a flower
    .. a baby

    Just ordered a book that I think your scientific mind would find highly
    I AM, God is Light – Aster Kwok MD
    by which we know that there is no conflict between Creation and the fossil records

    “…God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.” Does God exist? Does He exist only in our minds, having been manufactured by man, in a storytelling moment, to satisfy a child’s curiosity about how the universe came about? Or does God, Omnipotent, truly exist, having made man and the universe? Are the words, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” true? If God is real and the Bible states that He created the universe in six days, then how do you explain the earth being 4.5 billion years old or the presence of fossils showing evidence of life on earth as far back as 500 million years ago? Is the Genesis account of creation correct or are your school textbooks correct? Did God create the universe in six days or is the earth 4.5 billion years old?” The answer lies in the words, “God is light.”