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GOLD IN THE SAND by Krista Katrovas

This poem arrived as a gift, as a reminder to shift perspective, when times can be dark…

It also suggests the power of change when we open ourselves to finding the light in the dark, or the, "Gold in the Sand,” especially when life can feel heavy, like buckets of sand, and full with hard times. On those days may we remember the gold, the light, at times when it might be a bit hard to find. 

Gold in the Sand
by Krista Katrovas

On days when life seems harsh,
like nothing is going our way,
when we feel that all we can do
is breathe,
it’s a, ---“Gold in the Sand,”--- kind of day.

We may feel beaten, worn,
unloved, unimportant,
forget that we are kind,
smart beings,
loved…,
and this is when we must
dig deeper to find the gold,
the shiny within the dark.
It is when our lives
are most like that
of an archaeologists.

We return to the digging,
or like a Zen master,
we, “Chop wood and Carry water,
before and after enlightenment.”

We dig for gold,
sort out the sand
find blazing bits
of gold in there
enough to fill our hearts
or maybe place in reserve somewhere
for those days when others may need it,
or when we may be in need,
of finding
gold in the sand,
light in the dark.


Krista Katrovas (E-RYT) has dedicated herself to the practice, study and teaching of yoga since discovering it in 1999 after dancing rigorously as a dance major in college. Krista has had scores of articles on Yoga, Wellness, and Spirituality published in nationally regulated magazines. She has a regular column at Elephant Journal here. She has taught Yoga in Prague every July since 2009 and has been sought to teach in Kuwait, Canada, Virginia, California, Kentucky, and Florida. She calls Kalamazoo, Michigan home, where she teaches Yoga, Meditation, offers Spiritual guidance, and practices Shamanism. She has cats, though also loves dogs, all animals. Her power animal is the Snowy Owl. Visit her yoga website here.


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