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The child in us!

The child in us!.

We each have a child in us. When we pause and take a moment to reflect, we find wonderful places waiting our exploration. That is the way the child in us would approach living, as exploring the nooks and crannies we discover in living.

The quote provided in the link is from Paulo Coehlo. He suggests by keeping contact with the child in us we keep in touch with living the life we are living. We gaze upon and explore in the living as we undertake it. What is most exciting is living in the company of others and in the world.

About ivonprefontaine

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.

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  1. Never lose your inner child. 🙂

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  2. great post, comme d’hab’… 🙂 Paulo Coehlo is one of the titans of contemporary literature…
    * * *
    “Les adultes qui ne jouent plus ont perdu l’enfant qui vivait en eux et qui leur manquera à jamais…” – ‘adults who don’t play anymore have lost the kid who used to live inside them and whom they’ll miss forever…”(Pablo Neruda)
    * * *
    “Chaque personne cache en elle un enfant qui veut jouer…”(Nietzsche) – “Each human being hides inside a kid who wants to play…”(Friedrich Nietzsche)

    http://myvirtualplayground.wordpress.com/2014/01/21/chaque-personne-cache-en-elle-un-enfant-qui-veut-jouer-friedrich-nietzsche/

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  3. One of the best things in children is to be observable. They can see things in the new way while the grown-up feel them unchanged.

    Awareness is the key. Drop the past lenses and see world with our new eyes everyday.
    I also love watching children playing together. They are fantastic (naughty sometime: )).

    Great post
    Jade the Mystic

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