The Real Work – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Lisa is hosting the Quadrille (44 words) with an invitation to write about Work.

dVerse Poets – Quadrille – Work

“The mind’s first step to self-awareness must be through the body.” George A. Sheehan

The Real Work

Living ever forwards,
as if there was no past,
no questions to ask of ourselves,
never seeing how we are and
how we affect others is a 
profound dis-ease,
but to sit and observe and
notice what arises,
surely, this is the real work.

Copyright 2022 ยฉPaul Vincent Cannon
All Rights Reserved ยฎ๏ธ 


Filed under awareness, life, poem, Quadrille, quote, Work

19 responses to “The Real Work – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. No one wants to commit to the real hard work.

    Well said

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  2. Profound. Nice one. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Paul, I appreciate your thought-provoking poem. I see it as a balancing between the two, but personally, I find myself caught up way too much in the cerebral part and not nearly enough in the physical aspects. Likewise a balance between looking to the past and being actively able to enjoy the present as it unfolds has been a challenge for me.

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  4. couldn’t agree more, the toughest task anyone can undertake … therefore easier to avoid ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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  5. Awareness is overwhelming. We all want it, not realizing that it is the real work.

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  6. lync56

    A deep truth here


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