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Today’s Quote

Today’s Quote.

I love Rumi quotes and poetry. It remains timely even hundreds of years later.

You will have to visit the site to see which quote it is.

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. Your quotes from Rumi constitute my entire knowledge of this poet. I have to take this opportunity to thank you

  2. But…I never saw a quote. I came to the site and there was only a place to quote…

    • I am not sure why that happened. Here it is for you: Let yourself be silently drawn
      by the strange pull of what you really love.
      It will not lead you astray.

      • Yes..exactly what I believe. When things get complicated/depressing/hopeless/boring–it always works. Just let go and go with your intuition–in short, what you cannot help but do. Even when not exactly logical, if you are true to what you love, it works out. (With the possible exception of sociopaths.)

      • Sometimes the illogical is more logical than the logical. When I met Kathy, we were not looking for a relationship, but we knew quickly and could not explain the draw in words. When we told her parents we were getting married, they laughed and said they had known that for some time.

      • We aren’t as inscrutable as we suppose, are we?

  3. yes!!!

  4. that is a beautiful quote. That magical intuitive pull that guides us. Aww, makes me beathe easier. Peaceful weekend is wished to you.

  5. A wonderful quote. I’m am amazed how relevant his poetry remains – timeless. I have a collection of his poems as well as quotes, and his poetry inspired me to start writing poetry when I was in my 20s.

    • I found his poetry via Parker Palmer’s writing while I was doing my undergraduate degree. I just find such depth in the words and spaces. I think his words are more relevant today than at any other time.


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