Tag Archives: compassion

Setting the control (in scientific terms)

Treating an enemy with compassionhighlights where the problem lies © Meisaan Chan

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The importance of one drop

Compassion is easy when there are no obstacles to compassionThe more obstacles, the harder compassion is, and yet the more necessary –the desert knows this.Fertility is easy in a rain forest!But for the desert to be fertile,it knows the importance … Continue reading

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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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