Tag Archives: failure

The parable of the two women climbing the mountain

The kingdom of heaven is like two women climbing a mountain. The first woman made it all the way up to the top; the second woman stumbled and fell the whole way. On the way back, they both died and … Continue reading

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Another case for resilience

Suffering propels growth more than comfort; failure teaches more than success © Meisaan Chan

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Priority adjustment

I do not care that you succeed only that you run to me © Meisaan Chan

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Because the journey and self-knowledge are inextricably linked

You will not know who you are until you try, says the Lord until you succeed until you fail until you grasp until you fall short; for the journey is not about the flawless journey but about how intimate you … Continue reading

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The equation

Failure + listening can never equal failure © Meisaan Chan

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The plea

Sometimes life stretches out in one, great, unhurried expanse like the slow, rolling hills of Nebraska; sometimes it crumples together, dense and rugged and I constantly lose my footing; however the path unfolds before me, please keep me on the … Continue reading

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Sometimes life doesn’t unfold according to plan

Sometimes life doesn’t unfold according to plan as if it were one big origami crane slowly unwrapping, wanting to fly away from itself; in times like these, protect me from self-loathing, where I could so easily crumple it all up … Continue reading

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