Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker

Precious Time Meditation

June 14, 2023

In this meditation you will focus on a golden healing light filling your body with joy and awareness. Julie Potiker completes this guided meditation with her poem, "Morning Light" .

Morning Time, by Julie Potiker

I am busy

From the outside I might not appear as such

Yet I dedicate this time to me.

This precious time

When the house hums it’s mechanical hum, that sounds sometimes like a musical track is embedded in the low static

Birdsong fills my ears

The Wrens soprano 1 and soprano 2 are joined by the Spotted Towhee, whose croaking tune my ear recognizes instantly now, like turning a doorknob in my mind.

The Song Sparrow is aptly named, and I’m instantly cheered that it too, is here.

There can be more and more, all included, none denied I’m thinking as a Mourning Dove layers it’s low cooing into the loop. They have all the time in the world.

This cherished time

Which is anything but quiet

Is noisy in all the best ways.

My mug feels warm in my cupped hands

I feel my heart beating it’s low slow rhythm in my chest

My back and hips are comfortably supported in my favorite chair, it’s cane frame and soft cushion welcoming me each morning.

Picking up a book of poems

I’m filled with love that humans arrange words for each other across time

Humans gift one another these lines

Born from treasured time

Just like this.

-Morning Time, 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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