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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

I am a retired educator who recently completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. My dissertation topic and research was how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects. For me, teaching is a calling and vocation that allows me to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what will call me. We have begun a small consulting and leadership firm called Rocky River Leadership & Consulting Ltd.

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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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