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Parable of the woman who believed all was One

There once was a woman who believed that everything was One and so she stopped caring about suffering or injustice or the desecration of the earth. Instead, she sat on her meditation cushion and listened to the screams coming in … Continue reading

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Surprising challenge

It is hard for a clenched fistto be surprised © Meisaan Chan

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I can take your seething rage

I can take your seething rage, says the Lord, it will not hurt me; and when you’re empty, in its place I will begin to heal © Meisaan Chan

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When in hardship

When in hardship, so often you want to become even harder than the hardship when the path is asking you to break open © Meisaan Chan

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The slow return to strength

Putting down the fury and the self-righteousness and the vengeance and the victimhood, putting the cool compress of compassion to my forehead, that I do not grow yet weaker © Meisaan Chan

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Ownership

Righteous indignation has owned me and I want to return my power to you, O Lord so that no one and nothing else can claim me, be my master Nothing has claimed you, says the Lord gently; instead, you have … Continue reading

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The only healthy destination for rage and fear

God is the only healthy destination for my rage and fear – all else shreds to tatters © Meisaan Chan

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