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Life Arrives

I read comments today in response to yesterday’s post, Transformation, and found words emerging. They remind me of the unnecessary chase. I only need patience and life arrives in each moment, fully revealed in its extraordinary nature. Life is not a race or hunting trip in which I seek the biggest prize.

When I seek

When I chase

Am active

I fail.


When I sit

I need not seek

Life discovers me.


I wait

Life arrives

I only need sit.

About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

6 responses »

  1. Beautifully said. And yes I agree Ivon.

    It amazes me often what comes along, when I have faith, trust, let go, allow and accept. J

  2. Yes Ivon, life does seem to arrive when there is unnecessary chasing! I find that in the stillness of time, during nonactive seeking, that is when the best of life happens! The ‘going nowhere fast’ life leaves us frazzled and exhausted. It helps to relax, be at peace in the present so we don’t fall into the trap of the proverbial ‘chasing the wind’. Thanks again for sharing these lovely inspirations with us! :)

  3. This is so clever as it goes against the grain of what one usually reads – I always found the zen saying of ””Sitting quietly, doing nothing ,Spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” (Zenrin Kushû) an interesting one – not the same meaning,but again ‘against the grain’ for me.


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