Friday, February 10, 2012

"Do small things with great love"

     "Look to the small things: putting your shoes together, being on time. Don’t wait for the big thing. It’s the small things, all those pieces, that make the whole. There’s no part without the whole, and there’s no whole without the parts. Originally we are one. But in our conditioned, gaining way of thinking, we have it separated, and as a result we will always be dissatisfied. Life always seems to be moving ahead of us, and we always feel as if we are losing. It’s like chasing your own shadow – you can never catch it. So in that way life, or enlightenment, is not sudden. It doesn’t happen suddenly out of nowhere. It’s already happening when you do those small things.”
     Kwong J. No beginning, no end. The intimate heart of Zen. Harmony Books, NY, 2003.

     “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”          Martin Luther King, Jr.

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