Perseverance Song by Pat Lambdin

This song came out of my work as a music therapist with a group of adults struggling with mental illness. The word perseverance was brought forth by one member of the group after I asked if anyone had a word or phrase that felt resonant for them. As the group at the time was more interested in listening rather than actively singing or playing, I improvised a song using this theme for the members of the group. I worked with the song later and refined some of the ideas and lyrics, but most of it remains as it was that day. We had a lot of help from Saraswati! The song remained meaningful for the group as time went on, and became personally meaningful for me in my own life. Life requires perseverance to face obstacles and overcome limitations. I don’t think that any of us are without obstacles, so this is a song for all of us, for our humanity and for our courageous hearts. This song helps me to feel into my own strength and helps me put my faith in the Light and in the promise of renewal and healing.

Pat Lambdin – Musician, 2020 YDC participant, long-term Ashram karma yogi and friend. For more of Pat’s music go to: Soundcloud or Bandcamp

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