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A Mindful Moment

A Mindful Moment.

The link is to a post that is both simple and deeply moving. Meditate comes from the root which means to measure. This measuring is not about applying a number and is about the qualities of what is being observed. In this case, a candle flame.

Prayer comes from the word meaning obey. We can only obey when we listen deeply and find those quiet moments where silence appears speaking to us in its fullness.

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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.

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  1. Well chosen pair of words … and a great idea to have us stop on reflect on them. It is a great reminder as to what we ‘mean’ or imply when we use these words. I for one had forgotten the etymology of “prayer” and this provides me a better understanding of the importance of ritualistic prayer in some religions where obedience is more ‘the way.’ Thank you for the thoughtful moment ….

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  2. You’re right. Thanks for sharing, Ivon.

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  3. your blog continually inspires 🙂

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  4. Great post! I didn’t know prayer came from obey but the word ‘obey’ has been a theme for me as of late. Interesting!

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  5. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    SOUNDS GOOD.

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  6. Great post thankyou. Meditation and Prayer are our gifts to understand life.
    Karen

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