Category Archives: writing

Individualism and the tree

IA tree does not rely on one leaf for lifenor shall the leaf cry out, “My view is the only!” IIIs the leaf on the tree alone? © Meisaan Chan

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Consent

You crawl within my thoughtsand direct my focus –continue on, O Lord © Meisaan Chan

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The knife sharpener

The stone grinds parts of the knife away;the knife’s emptiness makes it sharperthe knife’s fullness makes it duller © Meisaan Chan

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At the edge

What is required to praise at the edge?BalanceWhat is required for balance?Remaining at centerWhat is required for remaining at center?PracticeWhat is required for practice?Hunger © Meisaan Chan

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Instructions for the spirit

Stay nakedStay aliveI call you to life © Meisaan Chan

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Ash is extremely significant

Ash is extremely significantshocking sign that a soul surrendered May my path show but small piles of ashcurving toward the center © Meisaan Chan

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A quiet “thank you” prayer

Thank you, God, for gentle sunlightat soft angles to the earthso the shadows lean long and slowso the quiet settles, also, into me © Meisaan Chan

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Love: Do not confuse simple with easy!

Do not confuse simple with easy!Love is the taskThat is allTry and failTry and succeedTry and fail againWail not: Keep going © Meisaan Chan

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Prophet lessons 101: Existential protection

They cannot attack youif there is no youThey cannot reject youif there is no youThey cannot dismiss youif there is no you © Meisaan Chan

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When you are entangled by ego

Emptiness is a gift;I cannot myself empty © Meisaan Chan

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