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Mobius Strip Meditation By Parker Palmer

Parker Palmer is one of my favourite authors. He writes about spending time looking in and making one self whole. The mobius strip provides a metaphor for the rhythm and flow that occurs when we take time to stop, look in, and show each of us what is important and makes us whole. Please take time to read this wonderful passage.

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In keeping with bell hooks and Noam Chomsky, I consider myself a public and dissident intellectual. Part of my work is to move beyond (transcend) institutional dogmas that bind me to defend freedom, raising my voice to be heard on behalf of those who seek equity and justice in all their forms. I completed my PhD in Philosophy of Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. My dissertation and research was how teachers experience becoming teachers and their role as leaders. I focus on leading, communicating, and innovating in organizations. This includes mindfuful servant-leadership, World Cafe events, Appreciative Inquiry, and expressing one's self through creativity. I offer retreats, workshops, and presentations that can be tailored to your organzations specific needs. I published peer reviewed articles about schools as learning organizations, currere as an ethical pursuit, and hope as an essential element of adult eductaion. I published three poems and am currently preparing my poetry to publish as an anthology of poetry. I present on mindful leadership, servant leadership, schools as learning organizations, how teachers experience becoming teachers, assessement, and critical thinking. I facilitate mindfulness, hospitality retreats. and World Cafe Events using Appreciative Inquiry. I am writing and researching about various forms of leadership, how teachers inform and form their identity as a particular teacher, schools as learning organizations, hope and its anticipatory relationship with the future, and hope as an essential element in learning.

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  1. Daria Boissonnas

    Technically, the mobius strip has only one side, not two. You can only see two sides if you look at a small piece of it, a locality on the strip. When you step back and see the whole thing, it is all one. Similarly, it’s an illusion of perspective that we have an outside and an inside. When you “step back,” these, too, are one. …So I’m not sure how the inside and the outside would co-create each other, or how you would have to decide what to send out from inside or take in from outside, since they are not two things, but simply one. 🙂

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  2. Non dualism as the zen Buddhists would proclaim.

    The ego is self created, not a person, a cognition of identity, an adolescent personality never quite equal to another.

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    • Yes, that would be what Parker Palmer was getting at. We need time to quietly be our self and let the interior work happen that sets aside the ego and helps us understand it as a created product.

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  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    Oh, I like this. Self-evaluation is something I should do every day. Choice is a valuable tool – if we only use it wisely. Thank you for this. 😀

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  4. Your post is a very good read, good information.

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  7. Reblogged this on àlaMuze and commented:
    The inside flows out, and the outside flows in…

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