May the sun
bring you new energy by day,
May the moon
softly restore you at 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 the days of your life.
This Apache Blessing usually resides on my refrigerator. The miracle of magnetization at its most useful! Whenever I go into the fridge, in any state of sleepiness in the morning, rushing at midday, or exhaustedly at night, I find this blessing and smile and ponder. There is quite a lot of competition on my refrigerator…many other magnets calling out my name. And they all have wonderful reminders on them…uplifting, stimulating, calming, funny and even solemn. I love these reminders…I seem to stare at the right one just when I need that piece of information. However, this Apache Blessing I read each time I open the door. Its simplicity, directness and sincerity touches me every time. After reading it I always ask myself this question…(yes, even before coffee!).
Do I walk gently enough through the world? I attempt to. In all the days of my life how many have been spent in this awareness of beauty?
Not nearly enough.