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Parable of the devout queen and her advisers

There once was a devout queen who, every day, went out into the village and gave a villager a chest of gold coins. Her advisers were distraught. “Your Highness,” they said, “If you continue to do this, you will give … Continue reading

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Only when you ask

I do not direct your life, says the Lord – you do. I follow. Until that moment you ask me to lead – then I do. Then you follow. But I lead only when you ask. © Meisaan Chan

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Power and ego are curiously intermeshed

Power and ego are curiously intermeshed: When power grows, the ego does, too, but even when power diminishes, the ego can still grow To have power but not ego never happens by mistake © Meisaan Chan

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Good leaders walk with pain

Good leaders walk with pain – not in front of them, for pain is blind not behind them, for pain can lag behind but beside them, where pain reminds © Meisaan Chan

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Pain is a wise advisor

Pain is a wise advisor but a poor leader © Meisaan Chan

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The following leader

Even when you lead, follow, says the Lord; especially when you lead, follow © 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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When the right tools are out of reach

It is a mark of wisdom to know when you don’t have the right tools and a mark of deeper wisdom to stop and reassess – and if the world is rushing you, then doing so is not just wisdom, … Continue reading

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The paradox of spiritual power

To submit is to claim the depth of power; to claim all power is to perch, precarious and frail © Meisaan Chan

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Remembering the context

“Make a tunnel through the mountain of hardship and pain,” God says. “That is hard to do,” I say. “There are people who will follow you,” God says. © Meisaan Chan

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