Once again Ivon (Teacher As Transformer @ ivonprefontaine.com) startles my thoughts and makes me pause…

Teacher as Transformer

Recently, I attended a presentation and the person commented, “The only now we have is this one right here.” I began to use this with students. In the busyness of life, what do I want to remember? If I am present, right here, now, I can see the extraordinary aspects of the world I live in the now. I bring my mind into the room and it joins the shell, my body. William Stafford shared this Zen-like view of the world in this poem.

Starting here, what do you want to remember?
How sunlight creeps along a shining floor?
What scent of old wood hovers, what softened
sound from outside fills the air?

 Will you ever bring a better gift for the world
than the breathing respect that you carry
wherever you go right now? Are you waiting
for time to show you some better thoughts?
When you turn…

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21 thoughts on “

  1. Thanks for sharing this. A great cupful of wisdom for this Tuesday morning. To be present in the present may be the greatest present we can give ourselves. To the moon and back…

  2. Good morning, Mimi! Thoughts to surely keep us grounded and proceed through life. Thanks much for sharing these words of wisdom. Have a beautiful day!
    Fran

  3. Thank you – for sharing, definitely a message I need to hear, and follow. The timing of this today was more than perfect. Now, I know that you and the Universe are in cahoots. I’ve wondered for awhile…. love you. love this. xoxo

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