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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

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.

13 responses »

  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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