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
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.