Category Archives: Rumi-esque

Wisdom: Knowing the season

Sometimes death is easier than healingSometimes healing is easier than deathBut careful: It’s not about what is easierbut what is the season © Meisaan Chan

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Different ground

Walk on trustdifferent ground © Meisaan Chan

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5 Calming Meditation-Mantras for Anxious Times

A deep happiness! This is my first published spirituality article: “5 Calming Meditation-Mantras for Anxious Times,” by Meisaan Chan. The article integrates simple relaxation meditations with body somatics (what I call “embodied meditations”), which has been an increasingly critical tool … Continue reading

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Morning surrender

Morning sun rises above maple treejewels scattered among the greensurrender to the diamond rising (c) Meisaan Chan

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How invested are you in your ruts!

How invested are you in your ruts!Even the toes in your shoes are gripping! © Meisaan Chan

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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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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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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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It does not matter what obstacles you face

It does not matter what obstacles you face, says the LordWhat matters is if you have the toolsWhat matters is if you have the fireWhat matters is if you are ready Are you ready with humility?Without this tool, the others … Continue reading

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A conversation between the plant and the Lord

Root me in your heart, says the plantYes, but tell me why, says the Lord Most soil is too hard, says the plantYes, many hearts are, says the Lord Most soil doesn’t have space to breathe, says the plantYes, many … Continue reading

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