Crafting Gentleness

Saturday, November 17, 2007

small things with great love

"The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are the moments when we touch one another, when we are there in the most attentive or caring way. This simple and profound intimacy is the love that we all long for. These moments of touching and being touched can become a foundation for a path with heart, and they take place in the most immediate and direct way. Mother Teresa put it like this: "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love."

Jack Kornfield, A Path With Heart (2002, 14)

(Thanks to Siobhán for introducing me to this book)


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