Walking in Beauty Closing Prayer from the Navajo Way Blessing Ceremony: Reading and Meditation

November 30, 2020  • Todd Breyfogle

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What does it mean to walk in beauty, to treat every step as a prayer of blessing? What does it mean to sense beauty all around—above, behind, beside, before? The repetition of word and attention in this Navajo prayer both reminds us of the beauty which envelopes us and enacts our attentiveness to that beauty. Let us practice walking in beauty, step by step, through the returning seasons, in our tiredness and elation. May we follow the trail of beauty. May we leave a trail of beauty in our wake. 

Todd Breyfogle

Denver, Colorado

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