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Our Devotion to Transformation

In this poem, Alice Walker counselled us to think of life as a transforming event. Parker Palmer referred to the inner and outer movement as similar to a Möbius Strip with one side that is continuous.

We have to pause and be mindful, but it is not like we are separate from the world. We live in it and it lives in us. We act on it as it acts on us.

Living is about going beyond who we are. Trans means to go beyond. We are continuously moving beyond who we are at any given moment. It is inevitable and poetic. Living is poetry. We are always creating someone and something new, despite ourselves.

Poetry is leading us.

It never cares how we will

be held by lovers

or drive fast

or look good in the moment;

we are committed to movement

both inner and outer;

and devoted to transformation

and to change.

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.

17 responses »

  1. best wishes for a happy new year Ivon, many warm greetings Greetje

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  2. How true! best wishes for the new year!

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  3. Beautifully captured Ivan.
    Wishing you a Happy and Health New Year 🎇

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  4. An interesting post and poem, Ivon. Wishing you a great 2016.

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  5. “Living is about going beyond who we are.” Certainly that is the hope. Sometimes I wonder, however. Aloha, Ivon.

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  6. Inspiring post. Great sir.
    Wishing You a very warm and Joyful 2017. May your journey always bring in many memorable times. With love and care.

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  7. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    SOUND AND GOOD WORDS THANK YOU FOR THESE THOUGHTS!

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