Welcome to Small Things

Small things that you can do to catalyze big shifts in your life and the world.

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
-Vincent Van Gogh

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
-Mother Teresa

Small Things is a constantly expanding collection of exercises, wisdom, and inspiration that you can contribute to about transforming our individual and collective experience of the world.

Share your wisdom!

Everyone has something positive to share with the world and we’ve made it easy for you to share your wisdom and to learn from the wisdom of others. So… come on in and check out the beta release of the site… which will continue to grow and evolve through the collective knowledge and wisdom that we create together.

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You’re More Than You’re Cracked Up to Be

When self-centeredness comes to an end, we discover not that our “self” has ceased to exist but that the self is not what we thought. The self is no longer an inner sanctum of private experience or a narrow set of personal needs or expectations. Our world is our self, rather than our self being our world. Rather than constantly trying to impose our self onto life, we realize that all of life is who and what we are. Or, as Dogen put it: “To carry the self forward and illuminate myriad things is delusion. That the myriad things come…

- Barry Magid

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Experience

This is a blog post I wrote years ago. It’s interesting for me to go back and see where I was at different points in life.

I used to think that I was David experiencing life. Now I feel that I am Life experiencing David.

The more and more I sit back and witness the unfolding experience of this character named David, the less and less I am identified with his mind. For so long, my experience was the view that David’s mind projected on the day to day. I am starting to realize that this is a very…

- David

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