Monasteries of the Heart

A Seeker's Path: Restored in Beauty

My favorite lines:
The world behind me
is restored in beauty.

My reflection:
Regret is a holy thing–
if done well,
if done little.

Regret tells us
that we know now
that there were times
we could have
done better.

And knowing that
is best of all.

Then the past is really
“restored in beauty.”

It has been cleaned
and shined
and purified.

It has done what
the past is meant to do–
teach us,
mold us,
lead us to an even better
future.

Entire prayer:
The world before me
is restored in beauty.

The world behind me
is restored in beauty.

The world below me
is restored in beauty.

The world above me
is restored in beauty.

All things around me
are restored in beauty.

It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
It is finished in beauty.
—Navajo Prayer

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