Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Golden Light - Compassion Meditation

July 26, 2023

The glow of a golden light of compassion surrounds you in this guided meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with the poem, "How It Might Continue", by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

How It Might Continue

Wherever we go, the chance for joy,

whole orchards of amazement -

one more reason to always travel

with our pockets full of exclamation marks,

so we might scatter them for others

like apple seeds.

Some will dry out, some will blow away,

but some will take root

and grow exuberant groves

filled with long thin fruits

that resemble one hand clapping -

so much enthusiasm as they flutter back and forth

that although nothing's heard

and though nothing's really changed,

people everywhere for years to come

will swear that the world

is ripe with applause, will fill

their own pickets with new seeds to scatter.

-"How It Might Continue", by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, from "How to Love the World, Poems of Gratitude and Hope", edited by James Crews.

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