“Happily may I walk. Happily with abundant dark clouds may I walk. Happily with abundant showers, may I walk. Happily with abundant plants, may I walk. Happily on a trail of pollen, may I walk. With beauty before me, may I walk. With beauty behind me, may I walk. With beauty above me, may I walk. With beauty below me, may I walk. With beauty all around me, may I walk. Wandering on a trail of beauty, lively I walk.

Author: Navajo chant


1. What moments in your life have you experienced
– “abundant dark clouds”
– “abundant showers”
– “abundant plants”
– “a trail of pollen”

2. How can you “happily” walk, regardless of outdoor weather conditions, your own inner emotional state, the global political angst?

2. What questions have been more important to you than the answers?

3. Consider your understanding of walking and the Navajo understanding. Is there a difference? If so, what?

4. What might prevent you from walking Navajo-style in your life?

5. What is your understanding of ‘beauty’?

6. What do you understand to be the Navajo chat understanding of ‘beauty’?

7. When you go for a walk, reflect on the ‘beauty’ you see “before me”, “behind me”, “above me”, “below me.”

In your journal, reflect on the above questions and how you might move beyond whatever blocked you in those circumstances.


How to use “Soulistry Soul-Questions”
You may want to begin a Journal so your responses are all in one place. Write the quotation. Add the first question and write your response. 

Take your time in writing your replies.
This is your time.
These are your answers. 

Then at your leisure, add the second Soul-Question and respond and continue on.  Btw, it helps to put the date after each Soul-Question response.

The “Soul-Questions” group on Facebook can be found www.facebook.com/groups/soulquestions

The “Soul-Questions” website can be found at https://soulistry.com/soul-questions-blog-posts

© June Maffin