Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Breath Meditation with Christmas Morning Poem

December 31, 2022

A guided meditation to quiet your mind as you breathe in compassion and peace. Julie Potiker completes the mediation with her poem, "Christmas Morning Meditation".

-Christmas Morning Meditation, by Julie Potiker

The carob trees are packed with bees

A susurrus of sound

My mind this morning a busy place

Thoughts bouncing all around

I drop my awareness to my feet

Plant them firmly on the ground

Return my awareness to my breath

And let myself drop down

Down to peace and quiet

At least for just a bit

Then pop pop comes another thought

This one could make me quit

I give myself a hug and smile

I see where this is going

A poem is arising

From yesterdays brave knowing

A woman shared her challenge

In quieting her mind

I said the work is noticing

And bringing it back each time

I know she has inspired me

To create this little rhyme

To those that meditated with me


I thank you - it was sublime!

Christmas Morning Meditation by Julie Potiker.

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