If I Had A Light – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Photo: Reserve trail walk adjacent to the Hardy Inlet.

“Anything we experience, no matter how challenging, can become an open pathway to awakening.” Pema Chodron

If I Had A Light

If I had a light I could see my way,
or perhaps a map where I could chart a
path, but it remains indecipherable,
though neither dark nor fogged in my
mind's eye, it is simply a discernment
of journey, a surprise awakening, a not
this, instead, perhaps this or that in a 
lived experience, all the richer for its
misdirections, its hidden meanings,
even its lack of clarity is a decided
gift of discovery, which, in the end
seems quite natural, a hindsight
twenty-twenty, a reverse of 
understanding of how we go,
not where or when we go, but, 
as we go we discover so much of
our beginnings with self and the
strive to transcend it.

©Paul Vincent Cannon 


Filed under awareness, Free Verse, life, poem, quote, Spirituality

35 responses to “If I Had A Light – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. writingwhatnots

    Your poem captures so well how life is one continuous journey of discovery.

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  2. Desire for good and divine, willpower for the same, will definitely take me, to my destine! Be the dark and fog there, light of soul is there, in the Mind!

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  3. This digs deeply into the psyche …. well done.

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  4. A understand the ‘strive to transcend’ the self. It’s probably a lifelong process…

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  5. Well… “Twenty twenty a reverse of understanding of how we go” i get the picture thanks for great post

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  6. beautiful Paul as we continue the onion peeling … love Pema Chondron. her book is at my bedside!💖

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  7. Beverly Crawford

    Life is part choices, part serendipity….IMHO, that is!

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  8. Awesome nature ☘️👌🌹

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  9. I totally agree to writingwhatnots. Michael

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  10. “even its lack of clarity is a decided gift of discovery”
    Profound this is. Maybe we need the fog to find the light?

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  11. I think it’s easier to get lost if you have a clear direction… it is better to find what’s unexpected.


  12. I quite like the notion of understanding how we go, not where or when we go.

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  13. Always a pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, Paul!! Have a great day!

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  14. lync56

    Very you in the challenge of the spontaneous journey


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