when we notice the small things

28-the-beautiful-things

‘Individualism in a gift economy inheres in the the right to decide when and how to give the gift.’*

‘The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness.  The feelings of joy and love are intrinsically connected to that recognition.’**

There is something beautiful each of us has to bring into the world.  Only you can decide what this is for you.  Whether it is something you make, or the way you relate with with people, or the thinking you bring – or some combination of these.

When I look back, I see many people who have helped me to identify what it is I believe and feel I must do.

From within a group of people I am meeting with weekly right now, exploring opening mind and heart and will, someone shared how we all need someone to help us stay focused on what it is we must do.  I would add, this person needs to be able to see more, the small things we do but may not notice:

“Little things in life supplant the “great events”.”^

To notice more, to feel more, to do more.

‘If your actions lead people to dream more, learn more, and become more, your are a leader.’^^

For leader, read dreamwhisperer.

(*From Lewis Hyde’s The Gift.)
(**From Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth.)
(^Peter Altenberg in the Paris Review, 17/10/13.)
(^^From Bob Harri’s The International Bank of Bob.)

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