Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker
Thanksgiving Gratitude Meditation with "Eagle Poem"
November 25, 2021
Gratitude is the focus of this Thanksgiving meditation led by Julie Potiker. Who are you grateful for in your life? Who influenced you along the way?
She completes the meditation with the poem, "Eagle Poem", by Joy Harjo. Harjo, an American poet, is the incumbent United States Poet Laureate. She's the first Native American to hold the honor.
Eagle Poem, Joy Harjo
To pray you open your whole self
To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon
To one whole voice that is you.
And know there is more
That you can’t see, can’t hear;
Can’t know except in moments
Steadily growing, and in languages
That aren’t always sound but other
Circles of motion.
Like eagle that Sunday morning
Over Salt River. Circled in blue sky
In wind, swept our hearts clean
With sacred wings.
We see you, see ourselves and know
That we must take the utmost care
And kindness in all things.
Breathe in, knowing we are made of
All this, and breathe, knowing
We are truly blessed because we
Were born, and die soon within a
True circle of motion,
Like eagle rounding out the morning
We pray that it will be done
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