Tag Archives: acceptance

Not all the eggs hatched: Duck Spirituality

INot all the eggs hatched.There were two left in the nest.Eggshell fragments were cracked open everywhere on the groundexcept for the two.All the ducks were gone and these two eggs, cold –so much love and effort and no hatching!Not everything … Continue reading

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The wisdom of strawberries

The strawberries are tart and hard,but it is April in a pandemicso all is welcome to its extent.Just as I find sleep to be elusive,my mind distracted and inefficientbut it is April in a pandemicso all is welcome to its … Continue reading

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Pandemics and imperfection

How much more do I desire perfection in a pandemic!The pendulum swings to extremesand I, unseeing, am not aware that this need for perfectionsimply pushes it harder © Meisaan Chan

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Wisdom of the duck

Mama duck has stopped her life to sit on nestthrough windstorms, snowstorms, boredom –her quiet presence knowsthat a different presence will comethat a different need will emergeshe will need to change again © Meisaan Chan

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This is who I am today.

This is who I am today.Which might be different than who I am tomorrow.The self can get trapped in rutsor set loose upon the plains, can run wild, free © Meisaan Chan

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To think that I can be me, just as I am

To think that I can be me, just as I am chips and cracks and glories and all is an incredible thought; it’s like that singular moment where, after wearing shackles you freeze in nakedness, disbelieving your freedom and then … Continue reading

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For you, for them

It is an act of compassion to let someone be who they are –the struggle to change someone can be violent © Meisaan Chan

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When the world stops spinning

When the world stops spinningand you and I meet at lastI, in deficit, without shoes and starvingYou, abundant:Finally, in stillness,I accept what you’ve been trying to give © Meisaan Chan

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I am for you

I am for you – if the world is against you, what is that? It is a speck of dust in the cosmos; oh, that you could see © Meisaan Chan

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Own yourself!

You’re trying too hard to please – Be you! Be you in your entirety! This is how you’re made, in all your facets: Own your complexity! © Meisaan Chan  

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