Category Archives: Spiritual strengthening exercises

Relinquishing the self

When I gave my life to youI gave up my control over who I am, who I will be:Self-determination for God-determinationand lo, nothing was the same © Meisaan Chan

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A caution about others’ jealousy

Tend to them with compassion– for what holes they have! What holes! –and keep watch that you do not yourself fall in © Meisaan Chan

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On the beaten trail

The wise know when maps are necessaryand when they mislead © Meisaan Chan

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Taking in the revelation

To survive, you will need others’ help:truth revealedAccept generosity:truth taken in © Meisaan Chan

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The dearly beloveds

The masses don’t have to know who you arebut your dearly beloveds: Yesto them, reveal allreveal all © Meisaan Chan

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The reward and cost

You can choose eternity or the moment;each has its reward, each has its cost © Meisaan Chan

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Train your thoughts

One thought can lie at your feetthe next thought, devour you Train your thoughtsor they will train you © Meisaan Chan

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Where it belongs

Reserve it for the Lord your riches:Timeenergyfocusdreams –leave your gold at the altar,right where it belongs © Meisaan Chan

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Receiving the baton

I take it and swallow hard,knowing the lineagebut I am ready, and it was passedso run, dear feet, run © 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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