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This is a great quote with an excellent story. The last line resonates and echoes the words of Zen masters such as Thich Nhat Hanh and Senryu Suzuki.

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The other day I had a disagreement with a friend over a difference of opinion.  I have though much about that exchange in the days since.  I don’t think I was very gracious.  Like everyone I have faults, and one of them is that I am not particularly tolerant of what I perceive to be ignorance in another human being.

I guess I forget sometimes, that others are on a different path to me.  We are not all the same.  We are not all at the same level of our evolutionary development.

Don’t get me wrong… I’m not saying I am I superior… not at all.

What I am saying is that I should have known better.  I do know better.  But like all souls having this very human experience, I forget… I make mistakes… I neglect to act in totally loving and accepting ways.

The Maharaja, Neem Karoli Baba’s once said…

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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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  2. Very Nice. To make mistakes is human, but the same mistake should never be repeated.
    Truth is divine, that is, Divinity lies in expressing truth. Hell must grow darker at its (Truth) frown.

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  3. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    This is a great reblog, Ivon, a great find. We so much need to pause and see, really see at grass roots level what we are standing amongst, & hey, breathe it in…

    Reply

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