Tag Archives: praise

In the sea of storm

Praise, heavy anchordropping in the sea of storm © Meisaan Chan

Posted in healing, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, Poetry, recovery, Scripture riff, Spiritual poetry, spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

At the edge

What is required to praise at the edge?BalanceWhat is required for balance?Remaining at centerWhat is required for remaining at center?PracticeWhat is required for practice?Hunger © Meisaan Chan

Posted in healing, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, Poetry, recovery, Spiritual poetry, spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A quiet “thank you” prayer

Thank you, God, for gentle sunlightat soft angles to the earthso the shadows lean long and slowso the quiet settles, also, into me © Meisaan Chan

Posted in healing, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, Poetry, recovery, Spiritual poetry, spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Praise: The dark illumination in these times

May our hearts and minds and spirits return to praiseespecially in the dark of nightespecially when, pupils dilated because we cannot seebecause there is not one single pinprick;These times precisely reveal the strength of praise!May our hearts and minds and … Continue reading

Posted in healing, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, recovery, Spiritual poetry, spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A caution on praise and criticism

Praise is more dangerous than criticismbut we can latch onto both Praise and criticism evaluate what we do,while we often allow them to evaluatewho we are © Meisaan Chan

Posted in Buddhism, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, Poetry, recovery, Spiritual poetry, spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

You give me such times of sweetness

You give me such times of sweetness, O Lordeven in the midst of the storm:You bring me to transcendence in the squallby showing me that the storm is a breath on the wind:You bring me to transcendent groundingby bringing me … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, recovery, Spiritual poetry, spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Praising at the edge, II

The drop off is behind youand to both sidesPraise, now, praiseand when the drop off is also before youPraise, now, praiseand when you cannot take a stepPraise, now, praiseand when you cannot breathePraise, now, praiseand in your dissolutionPraise, now, praise … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry, recovery, Scripture riff, Spiritual poetry, spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Morning meditation prayer

I crawl out of bed to give you praise,to worship the infinite Godwho is my still-warm bedwho is the pillow, lovingly pressedwho is the carpet I just walked onwho is the chair that takes my weightwho is my breathing as … Continue reading

Posted in meditation, Poetry, recovery, Spiritual poetry, spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Thunder flesh

Thunder crashed throughout the nightenergy from the sky shook my bedflesh felt energy’s tangible power © Meisaan Chan

Posted in meditation, Poetry, Spiritual poetry, spirituality, writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Scripture riff, Spiritual poetry, writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment