Tag Archives: contemplation

Thin veil for silence

Morning train rushes to stillness, the noise a thin veil for silence © Meisaan Chan

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Quiet, be quieter than a tree

Quiet, be quieter than a tree listen to it prattle away: Quiet, be quieter than grass listen to it grow: Quiet, be quieter than your heart listen to what it’s saying to you: Yes, those who have ears to hear … Continue reading

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Why is distraction so coveted?

Why is distraction so coveted? Are we so afraid of ourselves? © Meisaan Chan

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On knowledge and action

Knowledge is the foundation, action the edifice; without the foundation, the building crumbles without the edifice, there is nothing to see © Meisaan Chan

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Tend to me

Sometimes just sitting can be a challenge you know my ways, O Lord; tend to me © Meisaan Chan

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The prayer of the pipe

My power is in my emptiness My humility is in my emptiness May I empty onto empty, O Lord © Meisaan Chan

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A bathtub prayer

As I ease into the water, soak into me, relieve my tension-holding; let it ebb out so I can hear your voice so I can hear mine so I can breathe in silence, holding onto nothing © Meisaan Chan

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