Seeing Past Myself

Sometimes I have trouble
Seeing past myself
Blindsided by who I think I am
Some days oblivious
To the vast world of possibilities
Beyond me, and you

I clean my glasses twice a day
Unfortunately it’s to see what I want to see
And not beyond that
I guess I’m no different–
Than you, or anyone else
My self-image directs my eyes

There’s a solution you know
It’s not as hard as we think
Open our hearts to unknown possibilities
Accept that our version of reality
Is but one of many out there
Learn to live with uncertainty

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Contact Don Iannone by email:

6 thoughts on “Seeing Past Myself”

  1. Liquid: Was this comment aimed at the Wheeling poem? Well, don’t matter. Rivers are sexy indeed — that power and flow and the eternal rushing on. SEXY! Thanks.

  2. so much if this describes me, too!
    “Learn to live with uncertainty” don’t know if I’ll ever get there – trying it right now with some things we have going on.

  3. Perfect Don,
    That is all that is asked of us … and the great possibilites will come. Closing our hearts and our Love … limits us.
    beautiful poem … and thank you for sharing and reminding of that. hugs

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