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Monday Musings: Elsewhere

The short Rumi verse is accompanied by a wonderful picture. The trees blend with the sky and clouds.

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sunset heavens and sea 2 by tiny

My soul is from elsewhere,

I’m sure of that,

and I intend to end up there.

-Rumi

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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. Rumi maybe speaking of a place where the ego is non existent, a place reached by traveling the road less traveled.

    Our soul is from the expansive side of our mind, a place few reach and not for long in a whole lifetime.

    Maybe where Rumi speaks his soul being.

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  2. Most would agree it is hard.

    I have made a model that takes a lot,of the difficulty away from practicing.

    It is hard because the brain likes to be go fast, be involved in complex mental challenges.

    Here is a post addressing why meditation/Mindfulness seems so hard.

    http://ptsdawayout.com/2015/03/25/most-people-think-mindfulnessmeditation-is-very-difficult-hard-mundane-maybe-to-simple-to-contain-that-kind-of-power/#comment-68578

    Always thought provoking Ivon, thanks for the dialogue.

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