Tag Archives: imperfection

Pandemics and imperfection

How much more do I desire perfection in a pandemic!The pendulum swings to extremesand I, unseeing, am not aware that this need for perfectionsimply pushes it harder © Meisaan Chan

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The prayer of thwarted desires

Interrupted monastery night:First, teens on street wake me up three timesbut worse, my bed,poor and neglected – good for monks but not for funky backsI move to couch, not great but better, at least so I could complete the night.Ah, … Continue reading

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Stumbling around in the dark

The benefit to blindness is that all other senses are finally awake © Meisaan Chan

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Who said you must have clarity? asks the Lord

Who said you must have clarity? asks the Lord I welcome all those who wander their way home © Meisaan Chan

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Stumbling words

Sometimes, like now, my words stumble – alleluia, may they stumble into your arms © Meisaan Chan

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Flower bouquet, I

At first, I am overwhelmed by beauty I am blinded slowly, though, my eyes adjust and I start to see the subtle illness the subtle death the subtle imperfection and all of this gives me pause for praise, comfort, and … Continue reading

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Expectations

Lowering your expectations can be healthy for all; lowering them too far can be unhealthy for all © Meisaan Chan

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Resting in imperfection – a note from Meisaan

Friends, For those of you who have been following along for a couple years, you might notice that over the next weeks, some poems will be repeating. This was due to an error that I made when scheduling these posts. … Continue reading

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Even if I am filled with disease, will you please still touch me?

Please, Lord: Even if I am filled with disease, will you please still touch me? I will touch you until you are healed disease cannot repel me I have frenzied love for you © Meisaan Chan

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Considering who’s in charge

If God does not expect perfection in humans why would God expect perfection from religion? © Meisaan Chan

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