Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Compassion Meditation for Ukraine

March 08, 2022

Julie Potker leads this timely compassion meditation, sending peace, hope, and protection to the people of Ukraine. She completes the meditation with a reading of her poem, "Don't Ask Me".

Don’t Ask Me, by Julie Potiker

Don’t ask me how I am

As sorrow flows through me

Don’t ask me

If your ears must close to the truth

Don’t ask me

If your heart must harden to the pain

Don’t ask me

If your hands hang useless at the end of your limp arms

Don’t ask me

When your arms become animated and pulse with energy, pulling me in for a warm embrace

I’ll know I’ve been seen

When your heart softens and shares my sorrow

I’ll know I’ve been felt

When your ears open to my quivering voice

I’ll know I’ve been heard

Then go ahead

Ask me how I am.

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