Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Calm Compassion Meditation with poem, "Birthday Blessing", by Janice Steinberg

January 16, 2022

In this compassion meditation Julie Potiker guides you to a place of calm and peace. She completes the meditation with the poem, "Birthday Blessing", by Janice Steinberg.

Birthday Blessing by Janice Steinberg

Whatever makes you weep

may it open your eyes

to beauty

Where your heart has hardened

may it crack open and let

the light flood in

Whatever worry squirrel-cages in your mind

may it animate your creativity

Whatever pettiness

worms through your door

may it teach you to laugh gently

at your very human self

May all the wrong turns you’ve taken

the fumbles, stumbles

every epic screw-up

lead you to this


this river

this beloved

this work

this burning bush

that was waiting for you

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