The prayer of interbeing

May it be as impossible to separate you from me
as it would be to separate the tributary from the river

© Meisaan Chan

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The path and the compass

When in darkness, praise
and the path will appear

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The loyal

I am for you, says the Lord
even when you are not for yourself

3/5/2021

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The reassurance

Go, says the Lord
I will save your place

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On retreat

Fireflies
Silver moon
Cardinal walking
Air like water
Heart open

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When in fury

Surrender your fury –
not that you extinguish it
but that you give it to me aflame
and I will brandish
watch me brandish
removing the you until it’s pure rage, no ego
only in my hands
holy, holy, holy

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Why mindfulness?

Watch your every thought –
errant ones: Redirect them
Watch your body tightness –
obstructed: Release it
Watch your ego self –
untethered: Re-tether it

For thoughts lead to emotions
which lead to body and ego –
Stay alert! Handle gently at the source
and do not allow undesired thoughts to grow
for they will interweave: That is their nature

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The prayer

As I prayed
my spirit turned inside out
and sat on the outside

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Surrender takes conscious will

Surrender takes conscious will,
turned inside-out, wrung empty;
the distracted never yield

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The end of you

Your ego will be the end of you
and your surrender will be the beginning

© Meisaan Chan

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