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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

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.

7 responses »

  1. Never lose your inner child. 🙂

  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)

  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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