Category Archives: Spiritual strengthening exercises

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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The wisdom of strawberries

The strawberries are tart and hard,but it is April in a pandemicso all is welcome to its extent.Just as I find sleep to be elusive,my mind distracted and inefficientbut it is April in a pandemicso all is welcome to its … Continue reading

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Coronavirus door

Somewhere not far away, someone is working on a vaccine. Somewhere very far away, someone is working on a vaccine. Somewhere not far away, a grocery clerk goes to work. Somewhere very far away, a grocery clerk goes to work. … Continue reading

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It’s Easter morning in a pandemic – or – Tethers

It’s Easter morning in a pandemic and the morning is very dark. Heavy clouds layer the sky. A cold wind blows. This is right. The earth still refuses to abide by human calendars. The earth is not happy and bright … Continue reading

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Coronavirus questions for the journey

Are you safe, well, fed?Is your spirit nourished and alive?Then: What do you need to be more whole?What are you discovering about yourself?How are you growing? © Meisaan Chan

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In quickly changing times, be nimble

In quickly changing times, be nimble:A mountain goat, sure-footed and fleet,an expert at finding tiny divots for the hoof and weight;it can’t stay there long, nor does it want to, nor ought –it is designed to move © Meisaan Chan

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In this new world

For the first time since nearly the beginning of time – this new world, that is – I slept until the alarm. Like my old life, I negotiated with God and hit the snooze. What a simple gesture – hitting … Continue reading

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Strange coronavirus gratitude

What a strange time to be alive.We are a snow globe, shaken hard:In the blizzard but anchoredand eventually the snow will settle –that is why the tiny world is glued down,meant to withstand hard shaking © Meisaan Chan

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Special Announcement: A soothing meditation in coronavirus times

My friends,  My offering to you: Here is a soothing, calming meditation I made that is close to my heart. You’ll see why when you listen to it. Let a tender presence lift you above the unknowns and remind you … Continue reading

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The Camino and coronavirus quarantine: Not unsimilar

I left my windows open last nightand was struck that cool Camino air had crawled into my living room as I slept:Yes, you are on a journey, you whisperwithout leaving your houseyou will hike up hills and mountainsyou will be … Continue reading

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