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Individual meditations to help ease you through the stresses of everyday life and improve your health. Set to calming music hear guided visualizations, mantra meditations and meditations that focus on breathing.

Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker Julie Potiker

    • Alternative Health
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

Individual meditations to help ease you through the stresses of everyday life and improve your health. Set to calming music hear guided visualizations, mantra meditations and meditations that focus on breathing.

    Tisha B’av: Healing, Compassion and poem “Kindness”

    Tisha B’av: Healing, Compassion and poem “Kindness”

    I’m this guided meditation Julie Potiker observes Tisha B’av.  This meditation of healing and compassion wraps up with the poem “Kindness” by Naomi Shihab. (This was recorded for the Balanced Mind Meditation Center)
    "Kindness', by Naomi Shihab.

    Before you know what kindness really isyou must lose things,feel the future dissolve in a momentlike salt in a weakened broth.What you held in your hand,what you counted and carefully saved,all this must go so you knowhow desolate the landscape can bebetween the regions of kindness.How you ride and ridethinking the bus will never stop,the passengers eating maize and chickenwill stare out the window forever.
    Before you learn the tender gravity of kindnessyou must travel where the Indian in a white poncholies dead by the side of the road.You must see how this could be you,how he too was someonewho journeyed through the night with plansand the simple breath that kept him alive.
    Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside,you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.You must wake up with sorrow.You must speak to it till your voicecatches the thread of all sorrowsand you see the size of the cloth.Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,only kindness that ties your shoesand sends you out into the day to gaze at bread,only kindness that raises its headfrom the crowd of the world to sayIt is I you have been looking for,and then goes with you everywherelike a shadow or a friend.
    Get the latest by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life.

    You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart and other podcast platforms.

    • 17 min
    Honoring John Lewis - Meditating on His Words and Wisdom

    Honoring John Lewis - Meditating on His Words and Wisdom

    “You are the light...hold only love, only peace in your heart…” (John Lewis)
    In this guided meditation led for the Balanced Mind Meditation Center, Julie Potiker uses meditation to honor the late Con...

    • 16 min
    Guided Meditation - Compassion Tree with Poem by Miller Williams

    Guided Meditation - Compassion Tree with Poem by Miller Williams

    In this guided meditation, Julie Potiker uses the image of a tree, its branches, and its roots, to help you find strength and compassion. Julie led this mindfulness meditation for the Balanced Mind Meditation Center.
    The meditation ends with the poem, "Compassion", by Miller Williams.
    "Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it.
    What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.
    You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone."
    "Compassion" by Miller Williams, from The Ways We Touch: Poems. © University of Illinois Press, 1997.
     
    Get the latest by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life.

    You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart and other podcast platforms.

    • 20 min
    Guided Meditation - Creating A Peaceful Enviornment

    Guided Meditation - Creating A Peaceful Enviornment

    What is your go-to place for relaxation, peace? Is it a favorite chair, the beach or perhaps a forest? In this guided meditation, Julie Potiker takes you on a journey where you use your imagination to create your own peaceful environment.
    Since social distancing is still in place due to the worldwide pandemic, this meditation was recorded via Zoom for the Balanced Mind Meditation Center.
    The meditation ends with a poem called "Invictus", by William Ernest Henley.
    Get the latest by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life.

    You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart and other podcast platforms.

    • 18 min
    Tonglen Meditation wiith Poem by John O'Donohue

    Tonglen Meditation wiith Poem by John O'Donohue

    Julie Potiker leads a meditation in the ancient practice of Tonglen. Tonglen is a Tibetan word meaning "letting go" and "accepting". During this meditation you will breathe in pain, suffering, and darkness – and then breathe out ...

    • 18 min
    Warmth of the Sun Meditation with Poem by Hafiz

    Warmth of the Sun Meditation with Poem by Hafiz

    Feel the warmth of the sun in this mindfulness meditation led by Julie Potiker of the Balanced Mind Meditation Center. Imagine basking in the sun and feeling its heat as it softens your body. The meditation ends with a reading of the poem, "The Sun Never Sets", by Hafiz.
    The Sun Never Sets
    Even after all this time

    The Sun never says to the Earth

    "You owe me"

    Look what happens with a love like that

    It lights up the sky
     
    Get the latest by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life.

    You can learn about mindfulness at www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com and also in Julie's newly released book, "Life Falls Apart, But You Don't Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In The Midst Of Chaos", available on Amazon.com. Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart and other podcast platforms.

     

    • 13 min

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