Tag Archives: humility

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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Wisdom: Knowing the season

Sometimes death is easier than healingSometimes healing is easier than deathBut careful: It’s not about what is easierbut what is the season © Meisaan Chan

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After failure

When you fail, do not go numb or dissolve!Sit up straight! Learn deepest lessons! Class begins! © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the three vines who wanted to reach the sun

There once were three vines that wanted to reach the sun. The first vine dreamed all day and all night about reaching the sun, and it spent all its energy in the dreaming that it didn’t grow much at all. … Continue reading

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