Tag Archives: relinquishment

Prayer of release

I do not need more control you have given me enough, and for that which I cannot control another prayer rises as I let go of what does not belong to me © Meisaan Chan

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Incredible strength

It takes incredible strength to plan without grasping © Meisaan Chan

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Giving

Give me joy and I will nurture it to deeper joy; give me suffering and I will turn it to new life; give me all who you are, even shame, that heaviest burden; and when you have nothing left to … Continue reading

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Missing the mark

How I yearn to have control but having control is not the point © Meisaan Chan

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The path of emptiness

Let go of suffering – what are you to do with it? Let go of joy – what are you to do with it? For you will not lose what you think you will lose and you will not gain … Continue reading

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Problems

Most problems arise because we cling to our definitions © Meisaan Chan

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The fullness of transformation

The fullness of transformation always requires surrender © Meisaan Chan

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Peering into the blackness

You strain so hard, peering into the blackness when your only task is to breathe, open-armed, clothed in wondrous dark © Meisaan Chan

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Live with open hands, says the Lord

Live with open hands, says the Lord: If they give it, fine if they take it away, fine if you fight and win, fine if you fight and lose, fine; May the fire in your heart burn brightly but don’t … Continue reading

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Submerging waves

Sometimes surrender can bring great joy © Meisaan Chan (Photo credit: National Geographic)

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