Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker
Guided Meditation - Compassion Tree with Poem by Miller Williams
In this guided meditation, Julie Potiker uses the image of a tree, its branches, and its roots, to help you find strength and compassion. Julie led this mindfulness meditation for the Balanced Mind Meditation Center.
The meditation ends with the poem, "Compassion", by Miller Williams.
"Have compassion for everyone you meet,
even if they don’t want it.
What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.
You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone."
"Compassion" by Miller Williams, from The Ways We Touch: Poems. © University of Illinois Press, 1997.
You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart and other podcast platforms.