Open Myself – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“There is a way out, but the way out is really a way within.”  Ken Wilbur

Open Myself

The telephone booth beckons,
my hearts knows its mantra,
kenosis arrives in the moment
but only if I let it be so,
for I have to assent
to take off my high ground,
become the anti-hero,
open myself to the
transpersonal real,
singing back to earth
its own love song as if it
were my very own.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Note: Kenosis (κενωσις) is a Greek word meaning to empty one’s self, used formally in relation to the theological and philosophical understanding of the incarnation.



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23 responses to “Open Myself – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love that it takes place in a phone booth – like an inverted superman.

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  2. Charis Counselling

    You have spoken for me with this beautiful poem


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  3. ...

    Paul, this is an expertly crafted piece. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Amy

    A very beautiful poem, Paul.
    Love, love singing back to earth…

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  5. So true, and wonderful pennned around Dalai Lama’s quote, Paul! Best wishs, Michael


  6. Wonderful quote from Dalai Lama and fits your poem and some positive ’emptying’ of our thought driven lives.

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