Tag Archives: prayer

The power of response

The more you can master your emotions,which requires self-discipline and vigilancethe more you will respond to life, not react © Meisaan Chan

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Trees sway like sea anemones

Trees sway like sea anemones in the wind of course trees sing – do you not listen? © Meisaan Chan

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The prayer

As I prayedmy spirit turned inside outand sat on the outside © Meisaan Chan

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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

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The four elements as spiritual mentors

The four elements, clearly, are older than prayer.Learn from them, your mentors Aligning your prayer to the elements is knowing your placeand the beginning of your relationship to them © Meisaan Chan

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Embodied reminders of infinity

I used to despise the action of praying hands,fingers stretched heavenward, the image of thin and fake piety, of thoughtlessness.I used to refuse to do it.Then Spirit showed me how to reclaim it.Now, I feel the base of my thumbs … Continue reading

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God-usury

IIt is startlingly easy to forget you in the good timesand remember you in times of need;protect my heart from usurythis poison that seeps within and radiates out II“I remember you only when I need you,” I say, hanging my … Continue reading

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You can only give what you have

I wish to give you my beauty but have it not, O Lord,so you give me beauty that I may give it back to you I wish to give you my courage but have it not, O Lord,so you give … Continue reading

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Respite

In the midst of burdena breath of spacea light caressa pause, remembrancea weight strangely lifted © Meisaan Chan

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The formless sanctuary

How I have longed to be with you in precisely this way!I return to eternitysloughing off the shackles of timeand stepping into the formless sanctuary © Meisaan Chan

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