Wisdom is not easy to find. It is buried in the roots of our living. Nature is a space where wisdom does not know bounds in the way humans often place them around phenomena.
Posted on December 23, 2014 by ivonprefontaine
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About ivonprefontaineIn 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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Wisdom… Very very good!
I like this except …. We can learn a lot from Nature by observing and studying it. But we aren’t likely to learn anything from Nature by anthropomorphizing it. Nature doesn’t have conscious intention; Nature does not chose. How does it make sense to say Nature does not discriminate when Nature does not choose? It just confuses things and stunts genuine efforts to learn from Nature.
We place ourselves in the centre and treat nature as a possession which we can dominate. When we step back and just let things be, we can open up and learn.
Nature is the key to everything
thank you for sharing
It is. You are welcome Doris.
Nature has so much wisdom to offer when we stop and allow it to teach us. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for the comment and you are welcome.
Thank you so much for sharing this out & have a blessed holiday!
You are welcome and thank you Lorraine. Take care and enjoy the holidays.
Peter Levine wrote about prey animals,surviving an attack, stopped and released the trauma experienced from this near death experience. Man is the inky animal,who,stores trauma.
Nature does not have judgment
Sometimes you are swift or lunch
We possess judgement. It is like property we can own and we end up mistreating the property unable to let go.