Tag Archives: stillness

Why stillness matters

We see the movement of what is faster;when we speed ahead, we do not seeall that moves around us;when we are still, we suddenly seethe slightest bending leafthe slightest bending heartthe breath of the soul © Meisaan Chan

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Leadership

You can follow your thoughtsor your thoughts can follow you © Meisaan Chan

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The fallow years, II

Tell a farmer that the fallow yearsare a waste of time,and how the farmer will laugh © Meisaan Chan

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When the world stops spinning

When the world stops spinningand you and I meet at lastI, in deficit, without shoes and starvingYou, abundant:Finally, in stillness,I accept what you’ve been trying to give © Meisaan Chan

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The emergence of the soul

Silence draws the soul to sit on the outside © Meisaan Chan

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Inner stillness

Noise is swirling everywhere except within: stillness © Meisaan Chan

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Tend to me

Sometimes just sitting can be a challenge you know my ways, O Lord; tend to me © Meisaan Chan

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True and false Doing Nothing

True doing nothing is precision: Sharp knife False doing nothing is amorphous: Blunt rock © Meisaan Chan

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Internal stillness

Not even the sound of water: shafts of light frozen in the sky © Meisaan Chan (Photo credit: National Geographic)

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In the midst of rush

In the midst of rush, suddenly the rush stops rushing and I need to decide if I’ll still rush just because there is nothing to stop me or if I will accept the gift © Meisaan Chan

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