Inside Job

Possibility – Word of the Day


I know the owner of this beautifully restored Morris “Woody.” When he bought it he could see what it would look like fully restored. He did much of the work himself, but outsourced to a friend the work he wasn’t skilled at doing. It was old and tired when he bought it, and once the old faded paint was stripped off, the upholstery, timber frame, wiring and more, were all refurbished, it looked as good as new. Michael could see the possibility of beauty and life, where few could.

Some of us have been around a while, a little over thirty. I’m not a great advocate of exterior renovation, but if that’s your thing, then go for it. I’m more for the interior renovation. I see possibilities in myself for change, for challenge, for renewal. And in my experience, when I actually engage with these interior processes, difficult as some may well be, the outcome is not only that I am different because I have grown, or moved in some way or direction, my view of others and of the world has shifted too. And what I do for myself affects those around me. Not only that, but if we persist and achieve some interior change, others may be encouraged, not just becase we have changed, because they can se ehope for their own journey.

But the question is, do we see impossibilities or possibilities in ourselves? Do we see beauty and life?

“They did not know it was impossible, so they did it.”ย Mark Twain

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this, you haven’t.” Thomas Eddison

my heart yearns to change
a storm is raging in me
the pond is still

ยฉPaul Cannon



Filed under cars, creativity, Haiku, life, mindfulness, quote

22 responses to “Inside Job

  1. Beautiful car and message inside out, we really need to change from within and this post showcases and explains that very well! God bless and keep strong! Much love Paul! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. beautiful wisdom … our life is full of endless possibilities ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Beautiful message yet again.As they say, the most beautiful journey os the journey within. If we change ourselves the people around us will be more likely to respond to it. The poem in the end is beautifully written.

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  4. So true and motivating words, and what a car. Thank you for sharing, and have a great Sunday. Michael

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  5. lync56

    So true – to renovate the inside is far more productive – but I do love Michaels beautiful cars

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  6. My dad had that car! ๐Ÿ’“

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  7. MNL

    I love this car. I also think focusing with one’s full attention on something whether refurbishing a car, creating a mask, writing a poem, cooking or whatever, quietens the mind. it’s a kind of meditation.

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