An Activist’s Grace

Poem By  Jack Adam Weber

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Your belief is not necessary, and your faith will blind you.

Your college and postgraduate degrees can stay on the wall

And you can return your make-believe greens to your wallet.


Your runaway ears and hearing impaired tongue

Will only get in the way of what they assume to be so.

Your darting eyes and fast food fancying sinuses are of no help.


Just lend me your care for the afternoon, even an hour will do.

Let me walk you through the meadows in the mountains by your home,

Make circles of pebbles around the flowers in the cracks to your front door.

We’ll go out to the river that empties into the ocean and jump in!

Listen to the wind and the cardinal in the branches as the fluttering of our chests.

Allow me to introduce you to your friends all over again.


Didn’t you know your heart

Was meant to break a thousand times

To make everything beautiful again?


Fall in love with the world again with me, friend.

Even a minute will suffice to rekindle your embers

So everything glows a little more from your presence here.

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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.

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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 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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