Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Healing Meditation with poem, "Clear a Path"

March 30, 2023

Join Julie Potiker as she guides you through this healing meditation. She completes the meditation with her poem, "Clear a Path, Version 2".

Clear a Path, Version 2, by Julie Potiker


Allow your thoughts to drift down

Gently sweep them aside with a soft broom, hand made from natural grasses

Little piles of notes

on the perimeter of awareness

things to return to later

keep them safe

Other notes

best released

worries that woke you at 4am

Toss that sticky stack into the small round fire bowl the smoke swirling as that which does not serve you - evaporates

Settle your mind to clear a path to your heart - where joy and suffering slosh


Your heart – which when broken miraculously goes on beating

Your heart - captain of your mind/body/spirit

Allow the hands in your mind

to close the hatches of your heart when too much suffering threatens to drop you

to the inky bottom of the sea

Open the porthole a peep

Feel into whether it’s ok right now to

let waves of tears move through you

Too much?

Crank it down

Steer your mind to translucent waters

That’s skillful maneuvering

Turn your attention towards joy in that moment

Notice beauty out the window

Let a song stir your soul

Enjoy the perfect cup of tea

Relish the sound of your friend’s voice on the phone

Or my favorite, the sound of my voice in my head, calling myself sweetheart and letting me know that this too shall pass, both the good and the bad, in waves of beginnings and endings.

Clear a Path, Version 2, by Julie Potiker

Find out more about using mindfulness in everyday life through Julie's books, "SNAP: From Calm to Chaos", and "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm in the Midst of Chaos". Both are available on

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