Apache man, 1903, by Edward S. Curtis Apache Blessing Prayer May the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all […]
Dawn provides many beautiful posts and I thought this was one that was appropriate as we change the calendar from 2021 to 2022. It reminds us of the how we are interconnected with each other and Mother Earth. Thich Nhat Hanh refers to this as inter-being and we are inter-are with all matter, living and non-living.
As we begin and end each day, we might think in terms of how nature provides energy, restores us, washes away our worries, and blows new strength into our very being and brings new life to our spirit. For this to occur, we need to walk through the world gently and be mindful of the beauty surrounding us.
As we move into the new calendar year, I leave you with a Maya Angelou quote to help guide you through each day of 2022:
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I feel very honored that you shared this post. Thank you so much! I wish you all the best in 2022 and beyond.
You are welcome and thank you Dawn. It was a lovely post to share. I had seen this prayer before and your post was a wonderful catalyst. Take care and have a wonderful 2022
Happy 2022 to you and yours, Ivon! Cheers 🍻
Thank you Patricia. May you and yours have a Happy, Prosperous 2022
Many thanks, Ivon! （*’∀’人）
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Thank you Jonathan. Have a wonderful and prosperous 2022
Beautiful! All the best in 2022 Ivon.
Thank you Michele. All the best to you and yours in 2022
I’m late to the ‘party’ of ringing in 2022 – Ivon – but happy 2022 – and here’s the blessing hanging on my wall, attributed to ‘Cherokee Blessing” –
“May the warm winds of heaven
blow softly on this house
And may the Great Spirit bless
all who enter here”
Thank you TamarhJo. That is lovely. All the best to you and yours in 2022
Lovely post, thanks for sharing, Happy New Year Ivon, Best Wishes, C
Thank you Cheryl. Happy New Year to you and yours
Thank you Patrice
Great words from two sources to lead us into a new year. Those American Indians knew the need to connect with nature and their words certainly have a lesson for us today.
They do/did not see themselves as living outside of nature, but rather in it. We have much to learn from that.
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Thank you for the reblog