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Pride fuels sly mutiny

Do not be smug when you have trained a thought!Pride fuels sly mutiny © Meisaan Chan

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My soul shouts at full voice

Before I chronicle the things you didI pause to recollect who you are:The One, the Magnificent, the All-Wonderfuland sit in praise, my soul shouting at full voiceuntil the walls come tumbling down © Meisaan Chan

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Thought awareness. Listening awareness.

You can follow whatever thoughts you wish:Some will lead to peace, some to destructionsome to wisdom, some to despairAt any point, you can change the thoughts you followso take note: Peaceful thoughts are not permanentTurbulent thoughts are not permanent.All is … Continue reading

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Eliminations – or – Three Questions

If I eliminate noise, I will be able to meditate, I say but I am wrong: My mind prattles in silence If I eliminate body pain, I will be able to meditate, I say but I am wrong: I mind … Continue reading

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November

I have forgotten how red the earth gets in autumn I have forgotten the beauty of impending death I have forgotten the graciousness of the lesson © Meisaan Chan

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Newborn

As the gaze imprints upon the mind so my voice imprints upon your soul Imprints: Nothing can remove © Meisaan Chan

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Handling fire

This is not a game or a hobby, this is my heart afire and you, learning how to handle © Meisaan Chan

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In and out of deep prayer

Water breaks the surface then submerges, merging with the all, only to break again: itself only to submerge again: gone © 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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A movement prayer during times of instability

Friends, Here is a movement prayer that has kept me grounded during tumultuous times. Feel free to slow it down however much you need, taking your time to really feel that mind/body/spirit fusion in each line and movement. If you … Continue reading

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