Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Loving Kindness Meditation with poem 'Awakening Rights', by Mark Nepo

April 10, 2022

Treat yourself to some loving kindness for yourself and others - through this guided meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with the poem, "Awakening Rights", by Mark Nepo.

Awakening Rights by Mark Nepo

We waste so much energy

trying to cover up who we are

when beneath every attitude

is the want to be loved,

and beneath every anger

is a wound to be healed

and beneath every sadness

is the fear that there will not be enough time.

Our challenge each day

is not to get dressed to face the world

but to unglove ourselves

so that the doorknob feels cold and the car handle feels wet

and the kiss goodbye feels like the lips of another being,

soft and unrepeatable.

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