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Navajo Prayer: Beauty is Before Me

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Navajo Prayer: Beauty is Before Me
 
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Photo: Kicking Bear was a Native American medicine man who was born Oglala Sioux, but became a sub-chief among the Minneconjou Sioux during the period known as the Sioux Wars (1854-1890). Both the Oglala and the Minneconjou belonged to the Lakota Nation. He was a first cousin and close friend of Chief Crazy Horse.
 

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Beauty is before me,
And beauty is behind me.
Above and below me hovers the beautiful.
I am surrounded by it.
I am immersed in it.
In my youth I am aware of it,
And in old age I shall walk quietly
The beautiful trail.


(Navajo Prayer)
 

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Quote Source and Recommended Reading:

'The Essential Mystics : Selections from the World's Great Wisdom Traditions'
By Andrew Harvey  (Author)

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From the celebrated scholar and lecturer Andrew Harvey, a fascinating and inspiring introduction to the essential texts and themes of the great mystics.

Andrew Harvey, is a poet, writer, teacher, mystic, and author of many books, including A Journey in Ladakh and Return of the Mother. An ex-fellow of All Soul's College, Oxford, and currently visiting professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Harvey has a loyal following among both spiritual and mainstream literary audiences.
 
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