Stay With It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Forever is composed of nows.” Emily Dickinson

Stay With It

There are many unanswered questions,
I think it's supposed to be that way,
besides, to ask gains nothing in its 
perpetuity, the long game is neither
past nor future, it is now, but the now 
is not now, it has already passed and
another is coming up fast; so fleeting is 
the now it requires our fullest attention
to stay with it.

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42 responses to “Stay With It – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Living in the now takes a lot of concentration–or a lack of concentration. I’m not sure.

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  2. True!🤓

    Sent from my iPhone


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  3. I agree. There is only the past and the future as now never happens.

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  4. Well said and beautifully.

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  5. .. stay the course …

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  6. more questions than answers these days Paul! 💖

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  7. Wonderful, 👏👏 Thank you for this beautiful message 💕

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  8. Can we also say it with one of the old Greeks: Panta rei! 🙂 xx Michael

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  9. Ah, yes, the great gift that is in abundance and requires our openness and attention to capture. It’s important to stay with the now.

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  11. Full immersion is always the goal! 🙂

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  12. lync56



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