Tag Archives: religion

Portals to God

Portals to God are everywhere:Some, in a yellow tulip, others in a ritualBut careful: While ritual can open the doorit also can close it © Meisaan Chan

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Time check

Protect your timeno invisible leaks Distractions can bring you closeror drive you awaystay alert Rituals can bring you closeror mask the slow leaksstay alert © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the gem cutter and the people

There once was a gem cutter who spent all her life cutting the most beautiful gem in the world. When she unveiled it, everyone exclaimed that indeed, this was the most beautiful gem anyone had ever seen. Shortly thereafter, however, … Continue reading

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A note from Meisaan: Good news!

Friends, I have been selected to participate in a Harvard/Fetzer-sponsored think tank on the future of religion and spirituality in America*. For four days and three nights, 100 spiritual and religious leaders, activists, and artists will be gathering to share … Continue reading

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The end of religion

Blessed is the one who can hold religion lightly in the hands: its depths are but the gateway into mystery, and at its end the mystery continues and continues infinitely © Meisaan Chan

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A pondering about heaven

If heaven were influenced by collective deeds jails would cease to exist: convicts would be sentenced to do good works, for we could not afford to have able-bodied, potential do-gooders to sit in jail and not work to affect the … Continue reading

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You spend a lot of energy trying to leave, God says

“You spend a lot of energy trying to leave,” God says. “As much as I want to, I can’t say,” I say. “It’s not right. But neither is leaving.” “Such a conflicted heart!” God says gently. “What’s the way out?” … Continue reading

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Adherence

It is possible to adhere to dogma and not to me © Meisaan Chan

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