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Pueblo Blessing

Source: Pueblo Blessing

I find it is simple often taken-for-granted things that bring the greatest joy in life. This post from WordVerseUniverse underscores that sentiment. It is the handful of dirt and the tree that stand beside me, which seen in a new light can bring great joy. The dirt reminds me of a place that I call home. The tree reminds me of the life that surrounds me.

As well, some things are more complex. How do I hold someone’s hand when they we are apart?

The Pueblo Blessing at the link reminds me I live in community with sentient and non-sentient beings. It is in the animate and inanimate that I find ways to hold on. In community, we discover the richness of living.

Being mindful and present to who and what is with me, near and distant, is essential to living life to the fullest.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and spent the last 14 years teaching in an incrediable hybrid school setting. My dissertation topic and research were how teachers experience becoming who 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. Cherokee Blessing (many versions abound in cyberland) – “May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your moccasins make happy tracks in many snows and may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.”

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  2. It’s funny, I’ve been contemplating the continuum of life lately. If I once held your hand, I will always be holding it. If we are One, then there’s only a piece of me that will have to wait a bit to be rejoined. I really somehow know this to be true. And then there’s sorrow. But that passes, in fits and starts. Life goes on in perpetuity, here or elsewhere. Nature teaches me this, always transforming.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    ALLUSIONS TO WISDOM INDEED TALE MANY FORMS AND SOURCES!

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