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I enjoyed this poem immensely. It was great preparation for the retreat this weekend, a gentle reminder to be still and enjoy the moment.

Worldly Winds

English: Kwan Yin - Chinese goddess of mercy &...











Remember not

to forget

to remember

close your eyes

breathe in

breathe out

close your eyes

the silence brings


not to forget

to remember



© Remember Remember 17.01.2013


by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

English: Kwan Yin – Chinese goddess of mercy & compassion Statue of Kwan Yin in the grounds of Greenway House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




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About ivonprefontaine

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.

9 responses »

  1. It really is beautiful. I love the imagery of the photo included with it. The words themselves seem like a chant, of sorts; a mantra one can use to help soothe and calm themselves in times of stress and inner turmoil. Thank you for this, Ivon. I really appreciate that you shared this. 🙂

  2. Thank you very much for the reblog, and thank you Holly for your kind words. Now – there is a Buddhist term for remembering not to forget and I can’t for the life of me remember what it is! The irony!!

  3. Excellent poem in fact and enjoyable words rhyme.


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