Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Loving Kindness for All

March 02, 2024

Bring in kindness to yourself and others through this guided meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with the poem, "Holding the Light", by Stuart Kestenbaum.

Holding the Light, by Stuart Kestenbaum

-for Kait Rhoads

Gather up whatever is

glittering in the gutter,

whatever has tumbled

in the waves or fallen

in flames out of the sky,

for it's not only our

hearts that are broken,

but the heart

of the world as well.

Stitch it back together.

Make a place where the day speaks to the night

and the earth speaks to the sky.

Whether we created God

or God created us

it all comes down to this:

In our imperfect world

we are meant to repair

and stitch together

what beauty there is, stitch it

with compassion and wire.

See how everything

we have made gathers

the light inside itself

and overflows? A blessing.

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