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A Secret to Grasp

Rumi and other Sufi poets provide practical wisdom after 800 years. Viktor Frankl wrote that we do not find meaning in life. Life finds meaning in us. Patience and quietness are important in the listening we undertake to let that meaning reveal itself and speak to us.

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When I run after what I think I want,
my days are a furnace of stress and anxiety;
if I sit in my own place of patience,
what I need flows to me, and without pain.
From this I understand that what I want also wants me,
is looking for me and attracting me.
There is a great secret here for anyone who can grasp it.

So, with that information, my plan this week is to ‘sit in my own place of patience’ and allow the flow of goodness to come to me, be attracted to me and to envelope me with its stillness and wisdom.  Opportunities flow for us all.  Let us…

Shine On!


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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

9 responses »

  1. Wonderful,

    It is non judgement, in my opinion….that allows the meaning to come

    Bias denies the truth and the ego is rife with subconscious judgment, bias,

    How can meaning be deciphered with our cognitive engine engaged?

    • I agree. When we sit and are patient, the wisdom is revealed. Parker Palmer says the soul is like a wild animal and needs quiet to emerge. When we stop the monkey mind, the soul appears.

  2. Wonderful thoughts. It reminds me of what are referred to as the “virtues” in 2 Peter 1. Assuming that self-control carries with it the idea of patience, I notice that the next ‘add on’ is perseverance, and if and when you achieve that remarkable ability, godliness comes next. It’s no longer surprising that mankind has yet to reach that level of accountability.

  3. To find that inner tranquillity is the souls true pleasure 🙂

  4. I cannot think of a more powerful pairing than this poem and Viktor Frankle. ❤

  5. Thank you for reblogging my post. I’m honored. ♥


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