Tag Archives: suffering

Inner hostility

Inner hostility weeps for tenderness, wants to reach out and thinks it can’t © Meisaan Chan

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The companion, II

“Please, let me be with you,” I say. “The path includes suffering,” God says. “Then let me suffer with you,” I say. “The path includes loss,” God says. “Then let me be empty with you,” I say. “The path includes … Continue reading

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Dimensions

Happiness is one-dimensional Joy is two-dimensional Suffering is three-dimensional Praise is all, all, all © Meisaan Chan

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Strength in the storm

When all is crisis turn first to me: bow and prostrate and pray – do this not for me, but for you, O fragile heart for you to remember your core © Meisaan Chan

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Forged

Comfort never brings with it tenacity courage resilience strength: Only hardship can do this © Meisaan Chan

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Impermanence

The forest will never die, say the trees The desert will never relent, says the sand © Meisaan Chan (Photo credit: National Geographic)

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Sometimes life doesn’t unfold according to plan

Sometimes life doesn’t unfold according to plan as if it were one big origami crane slowly unwrapping, wanting to fly away from itself; in times like these, protect me from self-loathing, where I could so easily crumple it all up … Continue reading

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