Poem  By  Jack Adam Weber

Guest Writer for Wake Up World


Wake Up


Challenge yourself to come out

Of your small world of small pleasures,

The addictions that are not yours

(ask yourself why they are not)

That keep you numb to a larger umph.


Wake up.

The sky is falling

Again on your heart,

Like a bristly blanket

Over your shivering life that will

Make you itch from the inside out

Until you have scratched your way

To a gory demise equal to

The suffering in our oceans,

Our forests, our soils and rivers,

The people around the globe

Who are not free

To speak, to walk where they please,

To eat what you would throw out.


Challenge yourself to leave behind

Your small life of selfish love.

Feel the world.

Read the headlines

If only for a sober inkling of reality.

Let your heart break already!

Watch movies that challenge

The borders of your veins

Rather than feed the same bottomless void

Of flimsy substitutes for true sustenance

Which is finally to give your life away

When you have reached that point

Where the only reasonable thing

To do is to leap before looking

Into the pool of infinity

So that this only safety

Of unclutched, umplanned surrender

Can find you

Endlessly alive—

It’s true

Just do it.


Wake up

To the dream of yourself

In every living thing, the pulsing

Breathing, hurting world—

Everything—all of nature down

Through the winding arteries

To the core of the screaming Earth.

Let go the horror and the sin

Of your small circle of rewards.

You matter, if this confirmation

Is medicine at all to your apathy!


Fall in. Be carried.

Grab the trapeze. Let go.

Become the wind and rain

Of the perfect storm.

The big heart beneath

The surface awaits you—

Don’t die before you do.

The Nourish Practice

The Nourish Practice for Deep Rejuvenation

Jack Adam Weber’s “The Nourish Practice”  is an easy, guided meditation-Qi Gong practice in radical gratitude and self-love. It is an Earth-based, body-centered practice — at once physiological and mythological — that is deeply relaxing and replenishing, especially for modern-day burn-out syndrome, and requires little physical effort.

The Nourish Practice  “resets your nervous system” and fosters a rich inner life. You  can  purchase The Nourish Practice as a CD or Digital Download here.

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About the author:

Jack Adam WeberJack Adam Weber, L.Ac. is a Chinese medicine physician, author, celebrated poet, organic farmer, and activist for body-centered spirituality. His books, artwork, and provocative poems can be found at his website PoeticHealing.com. He is also the creator of The Nourish Practice, an Earth-based rejuvenation meditation. Weber is available by phone for medical consultations and life-coaching.

You can connect with Jack Adam Weber on Facebook or by emailing [email protected].


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