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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.

About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

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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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