Tag Archives: humility

The presence of ego

Ego returns to its seat in the clarityEgo takes the stage in the disturbance © Meisaan Chan

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Discomforting change: The price of openness

Openness is not always comfortableor the outcome of the status quo;if you want to be open, analyze the pricehonestly discern your willingness © Meisaan Chan

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Tree spirituality: fighting with sisters

Even in full sunlight, a tree’s leaves are still in shade,each leaf casting shadow over its sister leaf’s light;even when attached to the same branch, they get in each other’s way –They could start fightingor they could see that they … Continue reading

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Idols: There are so many of them

In the form of bank accountsand statusand imageand safetyand comfortand powerand reassuranceand securityand prosperityand prestigeand honorand reassuranceand schedulesand dramaand controland tranquility: The list of idols goes on forever;it’s a wonder we make it to the altar of the Lord at … Continue reading

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Spiritual homework, an overview

When you agree to go deeperExpect things to breakExpect the falling apartYour homework © Meisaan Chan

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Keeping nimble

Stretch, stretch –I will give you countless occasionsto stretch your compassion © Meisaan Chan

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To the artist

Before you paint the likeness of God, pray, yes, pray;that God may show you the pattern of the fingerprint © Meisaan Chan

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The purpose of strength and healing

I do not make you strong and anchoredso you can feel superior;I make you strong and anchoredso you can serve I do not heal youso you can feel self-righteous;I heal youso you can serve © Meisaan Chan

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A caution about others’ jealousy

Tend to them with compassion– for what holes they have! What holes! –and keep watch that you do not yourself fall in © Meisaan Chan

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The dearly beloveds

The masses don’t have to know who you arebut your dearly beloveds: Yesto them, reveal allreveal all © Meisaan Chan

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