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Silence is the silence of God. We need the quiet to bring out the real in our lives. It is a time to listen to the “inner teacher” and draw from its deep pool of wisdom.

Tanushree Srivastava

tumblr_lwoqsdV2E91qax8p2o1_500_large“Silence is the language of god,
all else is poor translation.”
― Rumi

I am constantly travelling in a time machine from one phase of life to another. No I don’t have a time machine but my mind is a good enough medium to make this wish true. I am either in my past, dwelling over something or in the future, fantasizing about things. Yes, I enjoy the present, but never completely.

My parents always taught me that my mind is superior. It should control my body. But mind is a part of our body, it was never meant to control our body. They co-exist to fulfill their parts. They are mistaken to be two different entities but they are two parts of the same energy.

Why can’t we stop these thoughts?

We are highly unsatisfied. Ask the Queen of England, she missed peace of mind, Ask the shopkeeper, he…

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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.

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  1. Profoundly said.My book the Silence is reflection of the importance of S i l e n c e in humans lives.Thank you for stopping by,Sincerely jalal

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  2. How interesting that you quoted RUMI, a very famous Persian poet. In fact I wrote my thesis on him. He was born in Eastern Persia. When he was only nine years old, Mongols attacked Persia. Their savagery has been recorded in history books. Not only they burned all the books, burned all cultural centers of Persia and libraries, they even killed another very famous Persian poet, named ATTAR (means druggist). At the time Jalaledin molavi Rumi was only nine years old. His father and he traveled to today’s turkey and settled there. Turkey at the time was part of Eastern Roman Empire. That is how he got his surname “RUMI” which means from Rome. But he would remain Persian and wrote all his magnificent poems in Persian (Iranian) language. Maybe one of these days I translate one of his poem and publish it in Word Press.
    Beside this short history lesson which I am not sure if it is proper or not, I enjoyed reading your reblog tremendously.

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