Category Archives: spirituality

God-usury

IIt is startlingly easy to forget you in the good timesand remember you in times of need;protect my heart from usurythis poison that seeps within and radiates out II“I remember you only when I need you,” I say, hanging my … Continue reading

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Pacing yourself

There is always more to do– you know this –so why despair that there is more to do? © Meisaan Chan

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When I am known and unknown

Sometimes I see what I am to become:New flesh, reborn –Sometimes all is dark, wrapped tight:The chrysalis tightly closed © Meisaan Chan

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The presence of ego

Ego returns to its seat in the clarityEgo takes the stage in the disturbance © Meisaan Chan

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Return to the womb, says the Lord

Return to the womb, says the LordQuestions do not need to be answered there.You do not even need to know the questions there.The darkness is safety.The warmth is safety.The breath is free and safe.Return to the womb © Meisaan Chan

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Pernicious comfort

Sometimes discomfort is precisely what is neededto move to better places;comfort can be perniciousas we settleand settleand settle © Meisaan Chan

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Discomforting change: The price of openness

Openness is not always comfortableor the outcome of the status quo;if you want to be open, analyze the pricehonestly discern your willingness © Meisaan Chan

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Offerings

In the silence, incense burns;in the fragrance, mind lifts © Meisaan Chan

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Tree spirituality: fighting with sisters

Even in full sunlight, a tree’s leaves are still in shade,each leaf casting shadow over its sister leaf’s light;even when attached to the same branch, they get in each other’s way –They could start fightingor they could see that they … Continue reading

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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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