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Self Discovery

Father Richard Rohr wrote an excellent meditation this morning. He wrote about discovering the self and all day his words came back into my quiet moments. I am tired, but I feel more awake now, because there is something exciting in being lost.

Discover self–

Imperfect, unrefined;

Genuine, real–

Not hidden;

Unvarnished, vulnerable.

Happiness appears;

Refuge

Falsehoods recede–

Ever so slowly,

Spirit wakens–

Revitalized and awake.

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.

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  1. A poem with minimal words however their effect and importance is emphasised by the few words used. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I like it! Thank you for sharing it, Ivon!
    Russ

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  3. Very powerful words Ivon. It takes courage to discover oneself this way but the reward will be there. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Very nice blog, Ivon! Thanks for following my blog. :)

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  5. Self discovery is the beginning of discovery of the whole…an entering in to the wider sentience of being. Lovely feeling in this.

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