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* Life is Made Up of Moments

* Life is Made Up of Moments.

When we live in each moment, life becomes fuller and richer. It is not like we know we are leaving each moment. Each moment flows like a river into the next. Living in each moment allows us to recognize the temporary nature of life.

When we slow down and remove some of the busyness and clutter, life flows more seamlessly. Here, we pause and take stock of 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.

22 responses »

  1. Thank you for the re-blog Ivon!

  2. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    That may be why people think they are not happy. it’s made up of moments and snatches of time, not days or weeks.

  3. This was very nice and such a good sharing for us to read. Thanks for finding this and letting us read it. I believe it is challenging sometimes to take moments and breathe in the special things we may pass by without notice.

  4. If people would learn to go with the flow of life, everything would be so much easier. Go wtih the current, don’t paddle against it.

    • I think it is finding the right balance. Thomas Jefferson made the point about sometimes realizing going against the current is important, but we are still in a river. I think in the Western world we struggle with letting go and understanding we can remain ethical in our words and actions.

  5. yeseventhistoowillpass

    Very good! Well stated!

  6. I use a river as a metaphor for life, living all the time.

    No matter how affluent or poor. Powerful or powerless, healthy or sickly, no one knows what is around the next bend.

    Control is a delusion that increases as we have assets to protect our security.

    Let go, accept the challenge the vulnerability of life itself, enjoy the journey

    None of us survive in the end anyway

  7. It is advocated by life coaches and other mental health professionals to live in the now. I suppose that is good advice for those who regret the past and worry about the future. A sort of one day at a time outlook. But as a historian of sorts my world is much broader as living in the past, present and future and I think I am better for it. This is not to say living in the moment does not have meaningful merit and should be part of daily living even for a person like me.

    • I agree that living in the moment has meaning and merit. Conversely, it does not discount reflecting on the past and planning for the future. Alfred North Whitehead shared that the present is the sacred ground where past and present are constantly meeting so we cannot discount any of this ground we live in.

  8. Indeed inspiring post. Life is celebration, ought to live in each moment.

  9. Beautifully stated! thank you!


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