Tag Archives: spirituality

Put aside your plans

Put aside your plansfor the Lord is on the move © Meisaan Chan

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5 Calming Meditation-Mantras for Anxious Times

A deep happiness! This is my first published spirituality article: “5 Calming Meditation-Mantras for Anxious Times,” by Meisaan Chan. The article integrates simple relaxation meditations with body somatics (what I call “embodied meditations”), which has been an increasingly critical tool … Continue reading

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The resting place of tranquil repose

The chaos pushes deep and broadbut I am deeper and broader, says the Lord;to find the resting place of tranquil reposego to the deepergo to the broader © Meisaan Chan

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Use your tools but do not worship them

Use your tools but do not worship themworship God alone Use religion but do not worship itworship God alone © 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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What the birds know

The rain slows, then stopsbirds start singingworld wet, needs music Clouds thick, then thinthen finally break. No matter:Birds do not need sun to sing © Meisaan Chan

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Spirituality of the spiral

When life sends you around againlook for the deeper;do not go around in a circlego in a spiral © Meisaan Chan

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Even goodness needs to be adapted to

Even goodness needs to be adapted to,when you are used to squalorwhen the patterns of refuse have set in so deepthat you are simply used to throwing yourself away;Even goodness needs to be adapted totake your timestay gentle © Meisaan … Continue reading

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The most profound prayer

The most profound prayerisn’t eloquentit is naked © Meisaan Chan

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Parable of the two women and the broken vase

The kingdom of God is like two women who each broke a precious vase. The first woman swept up the shards and threw them away. The second woman wept, then carefully glued the vase back together. It could no longer … Continue reading

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