“What people have forgotten, is what every salmon knows” Robert Clark
In swimming up waterfalls, salmon seem to defy gravity and hold the key to face the impossible.
In leaning into the strong current, the salmon learn that it bounces them further along into their journey. From a distance it seems magical, as if they are flying, but in reality they are deeply at one with their element.
For this magic to happen, the salmon have to expose their underside and vulnerability into the strong current coming towards them.
The salmon teach us not to let our challenges or our grief sweep us up and away, but to find courage to lean into the forces of nature and life that can hit us squarely and sometimes unexpectedly.
They teach us to face what we fear the most. To lean into the truth of our reality, and although this exposes our vulnerability and fears, it also reveals our immense potential and infinite possibility.
The salmon show us, with courage, anything is possible.
20 thoughts on “Lean into Life”
Bring on the Magic Karen! Bring it on.
Yes 👏 a great pursuit! 🎩
Beautiful words so well written and so nice to learn from nature and so many times they tell us to live with courage and values.
Nature is full of wisdom. Thank you Kamal 🙏🏻🌈
Yes, welcome so much.
A beautiful teaching. We can learn so much from nature!
We can! Thanks Emilie 🙏🏻🌈
Wonderful and useful thought. Thanks.
Thanks Don. 🙏🏻🌈
Inspiring and well written. Thank you for this.
Thanks Ali! I love the teachings nature has to give us 😩💚
A powerful story, Karen, and so timely. ❤
Thank you Carol, glad it was well timed! 🍁🌸
I’ve been back in Seattle for the past few weeks, and salmon is on the menu several times a week ~ in part, it is because I admire these fish so much 🙂 “The salmon show us, with courage, anything is possible.” Amen to this, and wishing you a great weekend, Karen.
Salmon is so good to eat and learn from! Thanks Randall, and have a great week ahead too 🌈😎
Beautiful words so well composed Karen and so much depth in each and every word. We have so much to learn from them.
I agree. Thank you Kamal 💚
Very true, Karen.
G.K. Chesterton tells us: “The dead float downstream. Only the living can swim upstream.”
Whatever the source of our courage; those having it, who accept the challenges of life, will be devoid of any regret.
Amen to that wisdom and truth Alan! Thank you 🙏🏻