Tag Archives: compassion

What the birds know

The rain slows, then stopsbirds start singingworld wet, needs music Clouds thick, then thinthen finally break. No matter:Birds do not need sun to sing © Meisaan Chan

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A middle of the night prayer

Calm, calm, gentle I appearsoftly I stroke your body nowlengthening muscles, breath slowing downI am for you, yes © Meisaan Chan

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Nothing surpasses me: A video meditation

I am the Lord, says the Lordnothing surpasses menot even your fearnot even your dead ends © Meisaan Chan

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Surprising challenge

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

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From start to finish, love

From start to finish, love.If there is a speck of loveengage that speck, encourage it to grow;if it does not, then gently lay it down –do not anger, do not shame it, do not press it on,handle it with tender … Continue reading

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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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Of course I pull strings, says the Lord

Of course I pull strings, says the Lord; Of course I am for you © Meisaan Chan

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Strength and fragility

All people carry strength and fragility, which many hold in disproportion: To abjure your strength is to dwell in false smallness. To abjure your weakness is to dwell in delusions of self-God. Both are false. Blessed are they who claim … 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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No one said that self-care is efficient!

No one said that self-care is efficient! The wise readjust to the flow © Meisaan Chan

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