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The spirituality of weeding

No gardener has ever said, “I weeded really well today, so now they’re gone forever.” © Meisaan Chan

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Strength and fragility

All people carry strength and fragility, which many hold in disproportion: To abjure your strength is to dwell in false smallness. To abjure your weakness is to dwell in delusions of self-God. Both are false. Blessed are they who claim … Continue reading

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Temptations

Temptations come from every corner, pulling you this way and that; if you succumb too many times your feet will veer off the path © Meisaan Chan

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Getting beyond the self

Spend a week contemplating infinity; return to this when God seems small © Meisaan Chan

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Training your thoughts

Well-behaved children do not just happen: if they sit still in chairs and say please and thank you and ask permission – that reflects years of training in all the little moments: for the most important moments are the daily, … Continue reading

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Exercises (3 of 3)

At the end of this day I give thanks for your awesome, constant presence and scour the hours for ways in which I could have loved you more. © Meisaan Chan

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Exercises (2 of 3)

In the middle of this day I pause: and remember what I am and certainly what I am not. © Meisaan Chan

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Exercises (1 of 3)

Before I start this day I shed my clothes: I am nothing and all effort is empty and all dreams are in vain without you. Be with me, then, and give me meaning and purpose – be for me that … Continue reading

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A place to start

Start with your current thought. It does not have to stay but it will try to return so be vigilant: accept only friends © Meisaan Chan

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Beyond Presence, 101

Training your thoughts is a critical step for a mind happening to wander my way or a dialogue hit-or-miss is the very first layer of the atmosphere and I, the cosmos, know just how deep we can’t go if you … Continue reading

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