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It Begins Within

This has been an incredibly difficult and challenging lesson to learn for me over the years. I needed to accept, forgive, and love myself. Loving myself responsibly makes me a better gift for others. I had the opportunity to hear Marianne Williamson present and it was truly inspirational.

Professions for Peace

your task rose-rumiMarianne Williamson has written that loving ourselves isn’t selfish; it’s humble. To think that we are not worthy of our own love is to forget that we are a child of God. This isn’t suggesting we’re not flawed, but rather that we offer love to ourselves while we are learning better, while we are improving. We can decide to love our self right now, right here. Just the way we are. 

hug you rockThere are goals I’m striving for and ways I’m inspired to keep learning. And there are times I fall down and feel too hurt to get back up. But I always do, because I know every wound carves me into a larger being, a wiser heart, a deeper spirit.

The life-long, on-going process of ‘growing up’ keeps me wildly interested in life. Our world is fascinating, terrific, terrible, upsetting, awe-inspiring and heart-breakingly beautiful. Life is incredible, all of it,

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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  1. Bless your heart for sharing this along Ivon! I am honored to have this post featured on your wonderful blog. Thank you, from a fellow fan of Marianne Williamson :). Hugs, Gina

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  2. I couldn’t agree more with Marianne Williamson. “…Love your neighbor as yourself..” biblical too…:)

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  3. What a wise and compassionate teacher Marianne Williamson is and what a wonderful blog you have created. Thank you, Nikki

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  4. I think loving ourselves is one of the hardest thing to do. We know so much about ourselves. 🙂

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  5. Good post, good read.

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