Poem Of The Week: Some Days By Beth Terrence

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Salmon

I was feeling to include some original poems in the Poem Of The Week post and had one in mind for this week but as I sat down, I saw Lessons From Salmon in the Top Posts.  It is consistently one of the most visited posts on The Heart Of  Awakening Blog and it features a poem I wrote many years ago that was the inspiration for the post.  Here’s the poem:

Some days
I flow with the river
Surging
Like a rainbow trout
Others days I thrash and flail
Like a salmon
Desperately trying to get back upstream
Not even knowing what I struggle for

I learned a lot about life and struggle since I wrote that poem close to 20 years ago.  You can read more about those explorations as well as some of the messages Salmon can bring as an Animal Totem in Lessons From Salmon: A New View On Struggle.  There is also a followup poem I wrote at the end of that post.

As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts and reflections and any insights on struggle you may wish to share.  Have a beautiful day.

 
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About Beth Terrence

Beth Terrence is a Shaman, Facilitator, Holistic Practitioner, Speaker and Writer. With over seventeen years of experience in field of transformation and holistic health, she is a leader in providing Integrative Transformational Healing Programs For Individuals, Groups & Organization. The focus of Beth's work is to facilitate deep transformational healing, assisting her clients in living a more heart-centered, balanced and joyful life through discovering the healer within. Beth offers online transformational resources through her blog, The Heart of Awakening: Searching for a New Paradigm. She is also an author and facilitator for Heal My Voice, an international organization that helps women to heal, grow and step into greater leadership through writing and sharing their stories. To learn more about sessions, programs, teleseminars and other news, visit http://www.bethterrence.com.

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