Allowing Ourselves – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hilary

Allowing Ourselves

Changing our relationship with the past,
refusing to keep it alive in the present,
the embers of yesterday are passing,
allowing ourselves to dwell in possibility.

Refusing to keep it alive in the present,
not letting the incomplete shape us,
allowing ourselves to dwell in possibility,
accepting the strange value of ambiguity.

Not letting the incomplete shape us,
stepping back from self-defeat and doubt,
accepting the strange value of ambiguity,
creatively embracing silent imperfections.

Stepping back from self-defeat and doubt,
the embers of yesterday are passing,
creatively embracing silent imperfections,
changing our relationship with the past.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

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17 responses to “Allowing Ourselves – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. A difficult, but worthy endeavor.

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  2. A lovely message full of grace-blessing, thank you!

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  3. Reblogged this on A Once & Future Recluse and commented:
    This is a perfect Monday post–it will lift your spirits and bless your heart. Please leave comments for Paul on his original blog post, thank you!

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  4. Nice work if you can get it😉

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  5. Important yet quite difficult. Wonderful piece Paul

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  6. The pantoum is just the right form for expressing this important message. (Repetition is needed!)

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  7. Thats great motivation, Paul! I am sure, we will need these thoughts in future, much more as ever before. Have a nice day! Michael

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  8. Changing our relationship with the past, a better strategy than just letting go. It is the change of perspective that helps us to uncover what we missed.

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  9. lync56

    Great Pantoum

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