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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 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. 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! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for the reminder!

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  3. Nice post. “Take time to listen to the Inner Teacher and it’s Wisdom” — is called Meditation in other words, I feel.
    Wishing you fruitful and meaningful 2019.

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