More Teaching Moments Selected Memories of PSU Faculty

The Other Side of the Desk
A Trilogy

October 3rd, 2012 by Heather

Nancy Puglisi College of Graduate Studies

Nancy Puglisi

 

Start

Sitting on the porch
Waiting for the beginning
To begin

This time
The topic
Spiritual health

Exploring the unknown
With other
Inquiring minds

Analyzing
What can’t
Be analyzed

None of us comprehend
Only feel
The possibilities

Appreciate the connectedness
Acknowledge the bond
Uniting us

Not fully understanding
Intuition
Impressions

Waiting
For the Sun
To rise another day

Hoping
To follow our hearts
Practicing compassion

Return

It is almost
Time to go
Back into the classroom

Leaving the deck
And the mountains
Behind

Gentle breezes
Full sun
Melody of songbirds

Music in the room
Meditation begins
Together in a circle

Silence
Connection
Joy

Message

Checking emails
During a break
Teaching in Waterville Valley

A message
From a student
A graduate from PATH

“I know you are
Teaching spiritual health
This weekend
I took the course
Four years ago
It changed my life
It will change
The lives
Of the students
In the room
Thank you”

I am amazed
Grateful
Humbled

My time
Spent with
Fellow explorers

Seeking inside ourselves
For signs
Sustenance

Experiencing
Beauty
Happiness