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The Violence of Modern Life

Thomas Merton is one of my favourite authors and spiritual thinkers. He offered a radical definition of violence. This sounds like the opposite of multi-tasking, single-tasking. I hope I can do better as I move forward and take time to listen to the inner teacher and its wisdom.

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About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who is currently completing a PhD. Prior to teaching, I worked in private industry for 15 years and returned to university to earn my education degree. For the last 17 years I taught, I was a teacher in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. My dissertation topic is how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects.

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  1. All I can say is WOW! I need this reminder, as most of us do.

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  2. My teacher has referred to this as “Crimes against Nature” – forcing ourselves to over-do over-stimulate over-think. Self-importance and ego running rampant. Completely lost touch with Nature. So hard to bring it down and be present. Meditation should be the law for us in this day and age! 😉 Thank you for the reminder!

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