Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Tonglen Meditation wiith Poem by John O'Donohue

July 06, 2020

Julie Potiker leads a meditation in the ancient practice of Tonglen. Tonglen is a Tibetan word meaning "letting go" and "accepting". During this meditation you will breathe in pain, suffering, and darkness – and then breathe out peace, joy, and light. It’s the perfect meditation during these times of uncertainty. This meditation ends with the reading of the poem, "For the Belonging", by John Donohue.

Poem: For Belonging, by John O'Donohue

May you listen to your longing to be free.

May the frames of your belonging be generous enough for your dreams.

May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart.

May you find a harmony between your soul and your life.

May the sanctuary of your soul never become haunted.

May you know the eternal longing that lives at the heart of time.

May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.

May you never place walls between the light and yourself.

May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you,
mind you, and embrace you in belonging.

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