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.
Find out more about using mindfulness in everyday life through Julie's books, "SNAP: From Calm to Chaos", and "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos". Both are available on Amazon.com.
Follow Julie on YouTube and Facebook at Mindful Methods for Life.com
This podcast is available on iTunes, iHeart, Blubrry and everywhere you listen to podcasts.