Every spiritual master in every tradition talks about the significance of small things in a complex world. Small actions in social life, small efforts in the spiritual life, small moments in the personal life. All of them become great in the long run, the mystics say, but all of them look like little or nothing in themselves.
~ Joan Chittister ~
I get frustrated when my world feels small. I want to be doing bigger, better, more things with my time and touching more lives.
Faithfulness, however, resides in the small stuff. One step at a time. I get up in the morning and I eventually brush my teeth, take a shower, get dressed, and step outside the house. Who knows what will happen from there?
What matters is that I keep doing each little step along the way and responding to what crosses my path. On a good day, I respond rather than react. Not all days are good days. And what I do matters--even when I don't think it does.
I haven't written the novel or hit the lecture tour. I haven't invented or traveled or constructed or found the cures and the answers. Could I? Maybe. This time around, the stars seem to want me to be faithful in the little things.
One step at a time, I'm