Simple Loving Kindness Meditation


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Join Julie Potiker as she leads you through this loving kindness meditation. She completes the meditation with the poem, 'Living on the Razor's Edge', by Beth Kurland, Ph.D.

Living on the Razor's Edge, by Beth Kurland, Ph.D.

I never was an ocean child —

traveling each summer to the mountains

on vacations

became home

at a young age

that familiar mass of solid rock

immovable, unshakeable

stable and strong

steady and mostly unchanging

the way I longed for life to be

the way I longed for life to be

when loss came too soon

holding the grief of my 15 year- old heart,

showing me

the fragility and preciousness of life

are inescapably one.

But the ocean

is wild

is moving, ever-changing

with its waves dancing, cresting

falling, receding

rising and crashing

in a cacophony of sound

and fury


And strange, that in this uncertainty

in this troubled and challenging time

I long for the ocean.

I long for my fear and sadness

to be held in these waters,

tears finding their home in the salt of this earthly


Take me to the shore of this vast expanse

where I can watch the intensity of the waves —

the fear, the grief, the sorrow

the fierce love, the kindness

of all kindred spirits

Where from this vantage point

no wave is alone

no wave disappears

nothing solid,

but Interconnected.

Part of the whole

where all of humanity is held.

Get the latest on mindfulness and meditation by subscribing to Julie Potiker's YouTube channel and Facebook page at Mindful Methods for Life. You can learn about mindfulness at 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 Her podcast is "Balanced Mind with Julie Potiker", available on iTunes, iHeart, and everywhere you listen to podcasts.

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