From another perspective

Just as there’s not only one way of looking at a thing, there’s not just one way of looking at the four elements. You can also think of the four elements as the fundamental attributes of cosmic existence. Earth represents the dimension of structure and form which manifests as coherence. Air represents the dimension of intelligence which expresses itself as sentience. Fire represents the dimension of energy which reveals itself in the unfolding of potentiality. And water represents the dimension of feeling which expresses itself in inter-relatedness through the axiological aspects of being.