Wendy Ward @presilience_world
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Presilience = Resilience + Brilliance + Presence
17 Posts
274 Followers
390 Following
Presilience = Resilience + Brilliance + Presence
I read The Invitation to my son and a collection of his friends on his 18th birthday. We were sitting outside, in a courtyard, in our home in Cape Town. Call it a holy script, a mother to son teaching, somewhere, somehow it sunk in. Today, he has a knack for finding the road less travelled, daring to dream and taking big plunges into the unknown to make those dreams reality. Sometimes this was scary to watch. From the outside it looked like dropping out of university not just once but twice; being wooed for nearly 6 months by one of the world’s largest financial institutions and eventually, politely, turning them down to go hang out with a bunch of coders in a raw dynamic peer to peer group in downtown Jozi. It looks like learning the sax in your twenties and searching for rooftops to grow food. It may mean leaving a land that you love because the invitation is elsewhere. To you all, today Hear the call Heed the call Follow the breadcrumbs of your excitement. #purplequotes #onesmallthing #movingintoaction #theinvitation
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It seems fitting that the very next page in my purple suede book of quotes is this one. 🖤❤️🖤RIP Mary Oliver The contemporary poet, Mary Oliver, has inspired and challenged so many of us to embrace life, to feel more, be more, give more, express more. She called us to pay attention to the Life-Death-Life cycle. The quality of attention was central to her message. “To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work” “Attention is the beginning of devotion”. She led us back into Nature. As our busy busy lives continue to consume us and fill us with dis-ease, we need her example more than ever. “just to be alive on this fresh morning in the broken world” #purplequotes #onesmallthing #movingintoaction #maryoliver #maryoliverpoetry #wildandpreciouslife #aliveness
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This quote from my purple suede book of quotes is resting on my hot water bottle! I KNOW this hot water bottle is warm; I know it brings me comfort; I know that some hot water bottles burst or leak and I know this is not comfortable. I taught a subject called Theory of Knowledge which asks how we know what we know. I led my Diploma for students through all their school subjects from Science to Maths to History to Art - asking as we went “How do we know this?” What do you know for sure? #purplequotes #movingintoaction #onesmallthing
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Thought Word Deed Habit Character As we think so we become #purplequotes #onesmallthing #movingintoaction
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This next one is deep! If we truly got this I believe we would have an altogether different world. Prevailing beliefs - especially in the West - maintain the illusion of separation. I am separate from you; I look different to you; I am above or below you; I have more or less than you. But what if... What if Lord Krishna had something here? What do you think this means? #purplequotes #onesmallthing #movingintoaction
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Follow the breadcrumbs of your excitement; you will be amazed at the possibilities and opportunities that open up for you. #purplequotes #onesmallthing #movingintoaction
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Learn Unlearn Relearn = resilience in action #purplequotes #onesmallthing #movingintoaction Quote by Alvin Toffler
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My next "purple quote" comes with quite a punch. I am still trying to distill in my philosophical-alchemical-life-lab what this exact formula is to dying having truly lived. What does it mean to you? #thenyoudie #purplequotes #onesmallthing #movingintoaction
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