In This Moment – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Merril is hosting Prosery (144 words of prose) with an invitation write a piece of prose which must include the line –

“In space in time I sit thousands of feet above the sea.” from ‘Meditation In Sunlight’ by May Sarton.

dVerse Poets – Prosery – Meditation

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“Breathe and let be.” John Kabat-Zinn

In This Moment

In space, in time, I sit thousands of feet above the sea. I can see everything, all things are passing through me, I can feel it all. In this moment I weep for the joy of everything, while yet I am weeping in sadness, a grief for all things. I notice the tiny wren’s nest, the perfection of a dewdrop, the great leviathan in the deep, a robber fly in the damp corner. That child’s face who is its heart, a mixture of feelings finding a way. The noise of humanity, louder than any nest of squawking hatchlings celebrating life and the urgency of desire. Here I lightly sit, taking it all in, right in that tender moment between the inward and outward breath. It is unconscious, beyond the mind. There is no soaring, no looking down, this is embodied, the journey deeply within.

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18 responses to “In This Moment – prose by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Beautifully done, Paul. The journey inward can take you anywhere you wish… high or low!

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  2. one with it all. wonderful place to be

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  3. This is the kind of meditation I can understand.

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  4. That moment between outward and inward breath… yes, that is what we all need

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  5. Looking inside ourselves is the key ❤

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  6. I would call this a transcendent prose poem. How I would love to be transported to that state.

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  7. What a sense of peace this piece brings me, Paul. Thank you! It’s beautiful writing.
    Sorry it took me longer than I expected to get to it. I had to finish a work project. 🙂

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