Category Archives: Spiritual strengthening exercises

The waiting, II

No one and nothing can give you that still space of repose;to find it, you must get up and look for it,and when you look for it you must bleed to find it:There is no map, no book of answersno … Continue reading

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What weakens the bond

When the bond is listeningany distraction from listeningweakens the bond When the bond is surrenderany wavering from surrenderweakens the bond © Meisaan Chan

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Spiritual enhancements and dilutions

Focus is one of the greatest spiritual enhancementsDistraction is one of the strongest spiritual dilutions © Meisaan Chan

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The furious cleansing, or, When you cannot rage at them

Slam your anger upon me, says the Lord,rage, rage at mehowl and lash and attack and slash;empty yourself of toxicity © Meisaan Chan

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The nature of jealousy’s holes

Have compassion on those who are jealous of you –your love that goes in will fall out of their holesbut better your compassion than your spitewhich will stick to you both © Meisaan Chan

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The twisting path: When there is no precedent

O, how the path twists!Have confidence not in what has gone before;have confidence, instead, in me © Meisaan Chan

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Vision

When I am pushed to the maxhelp me handle myself carefully, tenderly, delicately:Help me discern who also willand who won’t © Meisaan Chan

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The takers

Your mere existence takes resources, says the earth,and then you continue to takeand take and take and take and take –and then you pray for yet more things! –when really, you ought to be praying for your conversion © Meisaan … Continue reading

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Rubble all around

Rubble all aroundkingdoms fallennow see me © Meisaan Chan

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Fair-weather

Throw God away if God does not rescue you in the storm;if God accompanies you only in the good timesthat is the definition of the very bad friend © Meisaan Chan

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