Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Meditation for Peace

March 15, 2022

Use this meditation practice to send compassion, safety, protection, and peace to those around the world who are in harms way. Julie Potiker completes the meditation with a reading of the poem, 'For Peace', by John O'Donohue.

For Peace, by John O’Donohue, Irish poet and philospher.


As the fever of day calms towards twilight

May all that is strained in us come to ease.


We pray for all who suffered violence today,

May an unexpected serenity surprise them.


For those who risk their lives each day for peace,

May their hearts glimpse providence at the heart of history.


That those who make riches from violence and war

Might hear in their dreams the cries of the lost.


That we might see through our fear of each other

A new vision to heal our fatal attraction to aggression.


That those who enjoy the privilege of peace

Might not forget their tormented brothers and sisters.


That the wolf might lie down with the lamb,

That our swords be beaten into ploughshares


And no hurt or harm be done

Anywhere along the holy mountain.



From John O'Donahue's book, Benedictus

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