The eyes are useless, when the heart is blind.
I recently found this blog. I am not sure why I missed it for so long, because it is well followed. The messages are simple and to the point like this one about opening our hearts which allows our eyes to see differently. The message is profound and similar to Proust’s quote about seeing with new eyes as we find new shores.
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.
Heartbreaking image, and this is what we need at times… to be shook awake.
Thank you for sharing this powerful post, and another good blog to visit.
You are welcome Gina.
“On ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.” [Original French text]
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” [First English translation, Katherine Woods]
That is beautiful Elizabeth. Thank you.