Category Archives: mysticism

Awe and altars

Awe is a powerful forcethat can unwittingly build altars to false idols –stay alert! Any awe can become an altarAny altar can become awe © Meisaan Chan

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You got me through the night

You got me through the nightYou got me to sleep.The nights are not taken for grantedand nor are the days.Step by step through the wildernessone sun, and one moon, one sun againone breath, one small cleansingone small thought of hope … Continue reading

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The importance of roots

How is it that trees can keep their arms open to the ever-changing sky?It is their roots.Their roots allow them to surrender to the unknownRoots allow them to surrender © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the Four Women and the Emperor

There once were four women who decided to undertake the long journey to see the Emperor. They knew it was going to be a long and arduous task. Before they left, they consulted their council of elders for advice. “Stay … Continue reading

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The return

I am insatiable for youyou are insatiable for methe return © Meisaan Chan

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When God becomes a protective koala bear

Come closer, God whispersI am already in your pouch, Mama Koala, I say, snug and warmHow can I come any closer?And then she shows me how © Meisaan Chan

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Step by step through the wilderness

Step by step through the wildernessone sun, one moon, one sun againone breath, one small clearingone small thought of hope © Meisaan Chan

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You got me through the night

You got me through the nightYou got me to sleep.The nights are not taken for grantedand nor are the days.Step by step through the wildernessone sun, one moon, one sun againone breath, one small cleansingone small thought of hope © … Continue reading

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The human consolation, II

The tree is full of emptinessher arms outstretched and holding it,and of course, the emptiness overflows her arms –That is how it is, I comfort herThat is how it is © Meisaan Chan

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The human consolation, I

The maple tree is nakedalmosther last leaves, now browncling tenaciously, a handful on each branch –both a handful of brownand a handful of tenaciousness.I understand, I whisper to themletting go is hard © Meisaan Chan

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