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Leap of Faith

via Quote: Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver is one of my favourite poets. Even when she writes lines in declaratory ways, there is a profound question being asked.

In this wonderful quote shared on Rethinking Life the question is what happens next. Even under the best and most controlled of circumstances, we do not know what will happen in the next moment.

Living is a leap of faith filled with mystery we can embrace. When we believe we control the next moment, the next instance, we fall short. Mindfulness can help us embrace the mystery. Being grounded in each ensuing moment is the only place we can be.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

8 responses »

  1. I caught this article at Rethinking, certainly makes one think.

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  2. I like your new photo. 🙂

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  3. Interesting! 🙂
    In your profile and in the “ABOUT IVONPREFONTAINE” section, the sentence that mentions your dissertation may need editing.

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  4. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    A LEAP OF FAITH–NOT NEEDED TO ENJOY THIS !

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  5. We never know what tomorrow will bring so must live to enjoy the moment. A friend who recently had a stroke reminded me of that just this weekend.

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