Tag Archives: impermanence

After the dolphins, during the sunpour

Well, this moment is ridiculously beautiful, I say to GodRemember this in ridiculous pain, God says to meTouch eternal truth © Meisaan Chan

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A cardinal’s call stabs at the air

A cardinal’s call stabs at the airblue shining skywind blows right through © Meisaan Chan

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Stay alert: Safety and danger are impermanent

Stay alert: Safety can change to dangerand danger can change to safety;the blue sky turns blackthe black sky turns blue;the place of danger is now a place of refugewhich can change back to a place of danger again. Ducks know … Continue reading

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When the externals change

When the externals changego deeper into the eternal unchanging © Meisaan Chan

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On Aging

I the worst thing is to cling to yourself, refusing impermanence, only to watch yourself slip away II The best thing is to accept that you are slipping away and will return to the myriad things III Within the acceptance, the … Continue reading

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Ownership

If you do not renounce the world, it will own you © Meisaan Chan

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Flower bouquet, II

Nothing knows the power of community Nothing knows the impermanence of community then a bouquet of flowers © 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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Undulations

The turbulent wave will always sink into the sea; the mirror sea will always birth the turbulent wave © Meisaan Chan

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Impermanence

The forest will never die, say the trees The desert will never relent, says the sand © Meisaan Chan (Photo credit: National Geographic)

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