Category Archives: meditation

The authority

So much of the burden lies in which voice to listen to © Meisaan Chan

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Suitcases

Put down your longings, says the Lordunpack them, let me see them allfor they must first be loved © Meisaan Chan

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The prayer of thwarted desires

Interrupted monastery night:First, teens on street wake me up three timesbut worse, my bed,poor and neglected – good for monks but not for funky backsI move to couch, not great but better, at least so I could complete the night.Ah, … Continue reading

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I can take your seething rage

I can take your seething rage, says the Lord, it will not hurt me; and when you’re empty, in its place I will begin to heal © Meisaan Chan

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Power and ego are curiously intermeshed

Power and ego are curiously intermeshed: When power grows, the ego does, too, but even when power diminishes, the ego can still grow To have power but not ego never happens by mistake © Meisaan Chan

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In rawness I cry out to you

In rawness I cry out to you: Save me from myselfIn rawness you come – Meisaan Chan

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Chicago Event on Aug. 28! Sacred Space: Sound, Dance, and Meditation Fusion

 I lead a Meetup group for people who are spiritual but not religious*, and I’ve just created a new type of event (See below: previously it has been more silent meditation-esque focused). YOU are invited to come. This first launch … Continue reading

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