What every salmon knows

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This is a 2 page spread from Mark Nepo’s The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life you Have What struck me about this meditation is that it is so earthy, so right where we live, so pragmatic.

The salmon know how to expose themselves to the currents coming at them so that they are propelled even further by a force that would be seemingly ‘against’ them.

The salmon can show us how to lean into instead of away from that which threatens our current understanding of who we are, what we’re about. In my learning, it’s becoming second nature, indeed, something I cannot turn from, resist as hard as I can. When I finally move into the oncoming torrent, I do experience both mystery and grace.

Thank you, Brother Salmon, for this amazing lesson.

I turn my belly towards this day.

Bear with Salmon

Bear with Salmon
Eegeesiak Simionie 2004 Iqualuit

The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

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