To the lost

I. God

I have tried to direct you in love
but you took the errant path
which looked better until followed

II. Me

Miles and miles I backtracked
trying to find that source
that first moment I chose not to love

© Meisaan Chan

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Morning at the lake

Line of glowing light
at horizon, water meets sky
outlining numinous sacred trysting place

Carpet of scintillating light
rolled upon the water, right to me
sun-star to heart

Birds wing over water in one long line
black and free
joyous

Water laps upon sand,
tender heartbeat –
my heart aligns, returns home

© Meisaan Chan

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The return home

Some paths are more circuitous than others
it is not about completing the path
it is about committing to the path
alleluia

© Meisaan Chan

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The freedom of non-being

Mandala
wiped away
free to be free

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Adhering to the rhythm

Let them wait for you! says the Lord
I am not done yet
my rhythm
not theirs

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Except by my hand

When a speck, return to empty
accept no fill except by my hand
no matter the fragrance

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Holy relinquishing means

Putting it down again
and again
and again
and again
and again
and again

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Praise: The dark illumination in these times

May our hearts and minds and spirits return to praise
especially in the dark of night
especially when, pupils dilated because we cannot see
because there is not one single pinprick;
These times precisely reveal the strength of praise!
May our hearts and minds and spirits return to praise
for we do not need to see to praise
because praise itself is its own illumination
a dark illumination that moves one foot ahead of the other
a dark illumination that enables us to walk

© Meisaan Chan

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Second chances

Second chances
Third chances
Stop keeping count
Start looking deeper

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Parable of the countless open doors

There once was a woman who entered a mansion with countless rooms and countless open doors, and each door led into a place of life and fragrance. She walked up and down the endless corridors. Then, overwhelmed, she sat down in a hallway and cried, “My life is wretched!”

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