Category Archives: contemplation

Why stillness matters

We see the movement of what is faster;when we speed ahead, we do not seeall that moves around us;when we are still, we suddenly seethe slightest bending leafthe slightest bending heartthe breath of the soul © Meisaan Chan

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Problems that destabilize you

Peripheral problems destabilize youwhen you treat them as core problems © Meisaan Chan

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What this is about

This is not about reciprocity.This is about love. © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the devout queen and her advisers

There once was a devout queen who, every day, went out into the village and gave a villager a chest of gold coins. Her advisers were distraught. “Your Highness,” they said, “If you continue to do this, you will give … Continue reading

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The resting place of tranquil repose

The chaos pushes deep and broadbut I am deeper and broader, says the Lord;to find the resting place of tranquil reposego to the deepergo to the broader © Meisaan Chan

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Use your tools but do not worship them

Use your tools but do not worship themworship God alone Use religion but do not worship itworship God alone © Meisaan Chan

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The importance of one drop

Compassion is easy when there are no obstacles to compassionThe more obstacles, the harder compassion is, and yet the more necessary –the desert knows this.Fertility is easy in a rain forest!But for the desert to be fertile,it knows the importance … Continue reading

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The darker it gets

The darker it getsthe louder we must laughto ward off the night Laugh like you’ve already wonbecause if they haven’t defeated your spirityou have © Meisaan Chan

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Expand your horizons

Expand your horizons, says the Lord,push beyond the stars and you will findthe beyond-horizons and the beyond-stars;you will find the expanse © Meisaan Chan

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Holey lessons

You are learning to avoid your holes– not all of them, not yet, but some –and even avoiding these “some” has increased your walk:You are walking faster, farther, with less fatigue © Meisaan Chan

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