Tag Archives: darkness

Sometimes you have to start over, and agonizingly so

Sometimes you have to start over, and agonizingly so;just as the trees every year lose the crown of their gloryand the days lose their strength,just as the seed loses its protectionand the cougar loses its territoryand birds lose their flight … Continue reading

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Fair-weather

Throw God away if God does not rescue you in the storm;if God accompanies you only in the good timesthat is the definition of the very bad friend © Meisaan Chan

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Before the winter solstice

The dark has arrived again, my early winter guest;unprepared, I run to make a bed for her.Lovingly, she unpacks her bags,not in any hurry © Meisaan Chan

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Comforting spiritual blindness

You are not supposed to see in the Deepif you can, you are not deep enough © Meisaan Chan

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Because sometimes night falls upon the path

Do not despair:For the darkness teaches things that the light cannotand if you stay by me in darknessgoodness always comesalways © Meisaan Chan

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Trust me more

Not just higher;trust me deeperand broaderand innerNot just your eyes;trust me with your smelland tasteand sensing;fill your senses until trust consumes them allfill your space planes until I am everywhere © Meisaan Chan

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Seeking in the night

In the night I look for safetyand seek until I findO God, O God, O God © Meisaan Chan

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Because sometimes the night is eternal

Do not fight the dark– it is what it is –let your eyes adjust and stretch out your armsfor I do not need light to be seen © Meisaan Chan

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In training

Sometimes you need to call outand call outand call outnot because God isn’t listeningbut because it is an exercise in tenacitythe next needed skill © Meisaan Chan

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Refusing to be stopped

“It’s so dark, I say to God.“Leading is my specialty,” God says to me © Meisaan Chan

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