Praising at the edge, II

The drop off is behind you
and to both sides
Praise, now, praise
and when the drop off is also before you
Praise, now, praise
and when you cannot take a step
Praise, now, praise
and when you cannot breathe
Praise, now, praise
and in your dissolution
Praise, now, praise

© Meisaan Chan

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Praising at the edge, I

Praising at the edge
that is what you are called to do

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Barriers

Yes, there are barriers –
what is new? asks the Lord
Have you not knocked
and seen doors open?

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The blessing of turmoil

In deep turmoil
eyes locked on God

In ease
eyes wander

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Have the courage to hear love

Trust goes deeper, child
Must go deeper for the work at hand

Press your ear against the heart of God
Have the courage to hear love

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The sleeping prayer

Even squirrels sleep
frenetic energy turns tender
turns curling up, sigh, release

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Walk through pain

Walk through pain
arrive at life

Run from pain
it will follow you

Running can make sense
short term

When ready to walk through,
sign of transcendence

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The invitation

I want you to know my touch, says the Lord
my fingerprint
my caress

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The path of love, the path of resentment

On the path of love:
Outer congruence, hidden food

On the path of resentment:
Outer power, hidden starvation

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The assignment in hope

Contemplate deeply your source of hope, says the Lord
Know when it is me
Know when it has slipped

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