The Essence Of Being – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu

The Essence Of Being

Thinking is over rated,
time to put Descartes aside,
I am not my thoughts 
though my thoughts are mine,
they are not my sum,
thoughts come and go while
some reside, but the essence
of being is being love,
love is the measure,
love is the way and,
by love I am.


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32 responses to “The Essence Of Being – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So very well said, Paul.

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  2. This is a lovely thought/state of being.

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  3. Love will heal all. Beautiful words.

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  4. The Beatles got it right when they sang Love Is All You Need.

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  5. Very nice and like the quote🥰

    Sent from my iPhone

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  6. Couldn’t agree more, Paul.❤️

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  7. Love is the essence of life.

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  8. ‘I am not my thoughts
    Though my thoughts are mine’

    This really resonated, it’s taken me a long time to experience the truth of this but what a powerful truth it is.

    Wonderful poem Paul.

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  9. “I am not my thoughts / though my thoughts are mine” is the best line I’ve read all day. A brilliant reminder as well.

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  12. lync56

    Another great poem sharing a deep truth

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