Irrespective Of What Others Might Think – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Instead of worrying what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.” Roy T. Bennett

Irrespective Of What Others Might Think

Is your life compartmentalised,
a series of snapshots reassembled
to look as if something is happening,
in the way that others think a life
should be happening, or have you
reordered your understanding,
embracing the long view,
encompassing a stretching,
an elasticising of time perception
so that everything is a part of a whole,
and the whole is a unity, a seamless
flow of energy, irrespective of what
others might think?

Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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36 responses to “Irrespective Of What Others Might Think – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I’m working on embracing the long view!

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  2. VJ

    Thought provoking.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Excellence personified, as always… Now, add the “k” in line 4 😊🌟🎶

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Great Poem💯📝 and I love the picture as well

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  5. Mostly irrespective of others…

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  6. So true, Paul! If anyone always looks at the reaction of others, he will forgot to act for himself. Like Liz wrote, the long perspective is more helpful. xx Michael

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  8. Beautifully put! I’m longing for the second part and it ebbs and flows, sometimes I think I’ve got it and then it drifts away again but I won’t give up, because it’ll be worth it in the long run!

    Needed to read this today, thanks Paul.

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  9. lync56

    The Noosphere?? Great poem – hopeful


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