Vision

When I am pushed to the max
help me handle myself carefully, tenderly, delicately:
Help me discern who also will
and who won’t

© Meisaan Chan

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The presence of ego

Ego returns to its seat in the clarity
Ego 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 Lord
Questions 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 needed
to move to better places;
comfort can be pernicious
as we settle
and settle
and settle

© Meisaan Chan

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True healing and false healing

True healing necessitates digging out infection
pain and work

False healing claims
that doing nothing will heal

© Meisaan Chan

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Discomforting change: The price of openness

Openness is not always comfortable
or the outcome of the status quo;
if you want to be open, analyze the price
honestly 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 fighting
or they could see that they both draw nutrients, both give nutrients
in a deep state of interbeing,
and that fighting with each other is fighting with oneself

© Meisaan Chan

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Mutuality

Take me deeper, I request of the Lord.
I can use anything to bring you deeper, the Lord responds,
you will need to agree

© Meisaan Chan

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The takers

Your mere existence takes resources, says the earth,
and then you continue to take
and 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 Chan

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