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I enjoy walking in labyrinthes and meditating or just sitting beside them and meditating. This wonderful photo and comment is accompanied by a poem by Thich Nhat Hanh. His work is compelling as he writes in ways that make his deep spirituality understandable. There is a gentleness in the words.

Shobhna Wadhwa

20170630_144939I came across this Labyrinth recently and practiced walking meditation. Although walking meditations can be done anywhere, a labyrinth reflects  wholeness, balance and coming back to oneself.   Labyrinths invite a person to practice taking steps with gentle awareness.  

Walking Meditation by  Thich Nhat Hahn

Take my hand.
We will walk.
We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk
without thinking of arriving anywhere.
Walk peacefully.
Walk happily.
Our walk is a peace walk.
Our walk is a happiness walk.

 Then we learn
that there is no peace walk;
that peace is the walk;
that there is no happiness walk;
that happiness is the walk.
We walk for ourselves.
We walk for everyone
always hand in hand.

 Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Kiss the…

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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.

8 responses »

  1. Pingback: Labyrinth — Teacher as Transformer | By the Mighty Mumford

  2. Thank you so much for reblogging the post. I agree with your thoughts on Thich Nhats Hahns work. Happy weekend.

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  3. I love your reminders, Ivon, that we need to attend and nourish our inner life. It’s so easy to think there is no time, but following that thought can end up with one getting less done (that is worthwhile) than would happen if we surrendered and walked such a path as this. Happy weekend to you and yours.

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  4. This resonates with me so well 😊

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