Teacher as Transformer
Wendell Berry is one of my favourite poets. He writes with such clarity and practical appreciation for the world. Even in clarity, the world remains ambiguous and fuzzy. 150 more words
If you want to write or paint,then do it !.
As I get ready for a Sabbath break this week, I am also shifting my focus a bit. 136 more words
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When I was still teaching, students would throw around their favourite slang, usually in proper ways. Gnarly was a favourite word of one of the young men I taught for five years. 82 more words
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Sheltering the Heart.
The link is a wonderful reminder about the role mindfulness plays in life.
Mindfulness shelters the heart in the now. What a wonderful way of understanding this word and practice. 31 more words
The Warmth of Gratitude.
When we measure happiness based on material wealth, we miss the importance it plays in living a grateful life.
Today, Kathy and I discussed how the ordinary is in the extraordinary. 103 more words
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Basho‘s haiku were gentle and had spaces in them to find silence.
Silence is broken by the sounds of the world and then silence returns. 40 more words
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Kiss the Earth.
I will let you read the lovely poem by Thich Nhat Hanh which is at the link.
When we step gently, it is like kissing the earth with our feet and thanking it for supporting it. 27 more words
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