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The other day I blogged a poem from Lao Tzu which carried the same message. Confucius and Lao Tzu did not appear to live at the same time, but Lao Tzu contributed to Confucius’ thinking. We begin the process of order internationally and it slowly ripples outwards as it takes hold first with us.

Soul Gatherings

heart on fire

To put the world right in order,
we must first put the nation in order;
to put the nation in order,
we must first put the family in order;
to put the family in order,
we must first cultivate our personal life;
to cultivate our personal life,
we must first set our hearts right.

~ Confucius ~
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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.

3 responses »

  1. Thank you for the re-blog.

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  2. I studied sacred religions in 2 different college classes–philosophy and English Comp–and I remember that sentiment. Confucianism is more about ethics, and Lao Tzu spiritual…ahh, just thinking out loud. A good reminder. Stillness within–peace without.

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    • In the Tao of Leadership class, the same points were made about the two philosophers. Lao Tzu (Taoism) is more about personal awakening and Confucius was about governance

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