661. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

 The universe is walking with me;
In beauty it walks before me;
In beauty it walks behind me
;
In beauty it walks below me
;
In beauty it walks above me
;
Beauty is on every side.
As I walk, I walk with beauty.
~Traditional Navajo Prayer

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Earth Teach Me to Remember
Earth teach me stillness
as the grasses are stilled with light.
Earth teach me suffering
as old stones suffer with memory.
Earth teach me humility
as blossoms are humble with beginning.
Earth teach me caring
as the mother who secures her young.
Earth teach me courage
as the tree which stands alone.
Earth teach me limitation
as the ant which crawls on the ground.
Earth teach me freedom
as the eagle which soars in the sky.
Earth teach me resignation
as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me regeneration
as the seed which rises in the spring.
Earth teach me to forget myself
as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me to remember kindness
as dry fields weep in the rain.
~by John Yellow Lark, Ute, North American

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. ~Joshua 1:9   ✝

25 thoughts on “661. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. ~John Muir

  1. There is nothing quite like witnessing the very breath of the Earth in months such as March–when every sort of emotion is summoned up from her very core–a maddening mix and collision of tumultuous warm and cold fronts each vying for dominance—and it is to our Native American brothers and sisters who were so keen to see it all for the raw beauty it is and thankfully continue reminding us—Hugs Natalie on this tumultuous day—wind swept peach

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  2. What they all said Natalie. The prayers of our Native Americans have always moved me, because they came from a deep understanding of how we should be thankful for this earth and all God has put on it for us. If we had only listened….My prayers are with you Natalie. Much love, Angie

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