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“Your daily life is your temple and your religion…”(Khalil Gibran)

“Your daily life is your temple and your religion…”(Khalil Gibran).

The quote from Kahlil Gibran is a wonderful reminder that daily life when attended to and tended to is our temple and religion. Do we choose to make daily life sacred? That is a question with no answer, because one is always being negotiated in living our lives in the moment.

The word religion shares the root with ligaments and suggests religion not as a divisive institution, but a way of living that binds us together in our humanness, humanity, and humaneness. We are more alike than we are different although we lose sight of that.

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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.

14 responses »

  1. Catherine Johnson

    That quote makes you use your time wisely 🙂 I’ve moved to a new blog, Ivon. It’s http://www.catherinemjohnson.com

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  2. So very true. I need to remember to pause each day and reflect on this.

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  3. mille merci, Yvon! agréablement surprise et vraiment honorée que mon post te plaise… 🙂 amicales pensées, Mélanie NB

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  4. I love that quote. It reminds me not to wish life away, waiting for Friday, or “to get through the week,” for example. Thanks for posting it!

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