Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Healing Compassion Meditation with poem, "All of Us Here"

May 17, 2022

In this healing compassion meditation, you'll use your breath to find out what it is you need right now. Julie Potiker completes the meditation with the poem, "All of Us Here", by Jessica Kantrowitz, from her book, 'Blessings for the Long Night, Poems and Meditations to Help You Through Depression'.

All of Us Here


Out of everyone here, there are

those who found pockets of peace today

and those who could not.

Among us, there are

those whose hearts lifted

at the song of a bird

from a newly opened window.

And those who heard and closed the window

because the bird’s joy was so at odds with

our sorrow.

Do you hear the birdsong

right now, where you are?

If you don’t, it’s okay.

Stay here with us.

We’ll wait till you do.

by Jessica Kantrowitz, from her book, Blessings for the Long Night.

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