Source: Stones of Time
Olga provided great pictures of water and stones along with a haiku and two quotes. Today, I had a conversation about how do we change the world. I commented that we can only live in the here and now.
Confucius reminds us to do any change we begin with small tasks. When we are mindful and present living in the here and now, we understand the small tasks that call for our attention.
Pericles counsels us that others see and understand the imprint of our living in our actions. Our deeds reflect who we are to children, students, co-workers, neighbours, etc. That was part of our conversation today, as well.
What is most indelible are not our words, but our actions. Who am I as a person is a strong message.
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.
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Everything is done in small steps…one step at a time.
It is the only way to live.
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Thank you Michael.
Day by day, little acts of kindness can build.
They can and they are so essential to living.
(Mighty Zeus) …help us to see ourselves as others see us! But, I pray that I might see myself as God sees me.
That is a wonderful and short prayer.