Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

One for You, One for Me - Compassion Meditation

March 22, 2023

Tap into your heart and feel compassion through guided meditation led by Julie Potiker. She completes the meditation with the poem, "The Peace of Wild Things", by Wendell Berry.

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things

who do not tax their lives with forethought

of grief. I come into the presence of still water.

And I feel above me the day-blind stars

waiting with their light. For a time

I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

Wendell Berry, from The Peace of Wild Things And Other Poems (Penguin, 2018)

Copyright (c) 2012 by Wendell Berry, reproduced by permission of Counterpoint

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