Category Archives: Rumi-esque

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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For those who long for balance

Balance is often not simply givenBalance is the work of workIf you wait for balance to beam down from above,you could be waiting for a long time;If you work for balance, sacrifice for it,you will find it sooner © Meisaan … Continue reading

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Stay alert: Safety and danger are impermanent

Stay alert: Safety can change to dangerand danger can change to safety;the blue sky turns blackthe black sky turns blue;the place of danger is now a place of refugewhich can change back to a place of danger again. Ducks know … Continue reading

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What the birds know

The rain slows, then stopsbirds start singingworld wet, needs music Clouds thick, then thinthen finally break. No matter:Birds do not need sun to sing © Meisaan Chan

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Intimate longing

The leaves rustle against each other like gentle rainas the trees know what we do not:earth and sky long for each other, intimately © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the woman and the rut

There once was a woman who walked a dirt, circular path, and she walked it so many times that the path became a rut. After many months and years, she wanted to leave the rut, but each step she took … Continue reading

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The things that determine everything

Where do you place your surrender?Where do you place your fear?To what do you give your power?That will determine everything © Meisaan Chan

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When in a place of overwhelm

I bring you back to remembrance: I am without, surrounding youI am within, emanating from youI am penetrating, saturating you Feel this ReturnI bring you back © Meisaan Chan

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Spring and fall

Their identity is transition, liminal:So much beauty there,in the departed-but-not-yet-arrived © Meisaan Chan

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