"Walking Blessing" by Jan Richardson


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That each step

may be a shedding.

That you will let yourself

become lost.

That when it looks

like you’re going backwards

you may be making progress.

That progress is not the goal anyway,

but presence

to the feel of the path on your skin,

to the way it reshapes you

in each place it makes contact,

to the way you cannot see it

until the moment you have stepped out.


“Walking Blessing” © Jan L. Richardson from In Wisdom’s Path: Discovering the Sacred in Every Season.