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Apr 7, 2018

"No seed ever sees the flower." --Zen proverb

Scale in the Story of Interbeing

In contemporary society, bigger is better: bigger homes, bigger salaries, bigger acts, bigger influences. But what about all the small acts carried out each day by those who remain invisible to the masses? Are their intentions deemed less worthy, their outcomes less significant? In this inspiring essay, author Charles Eisenstein challenges the belief that in order to leave an imprint, our actions must be far-reaching and yield great returns. Instead, he argues, by scaling down, even the simplest encounters and undertakings can generate profound change. "For me, scaling down implies a kind of trust that it is okay to do just this, right here, right now. Letting go of controlling the macroscopic outcome, action becomes a kind of prayer, a kind of aligning oneself with the world one wants to see."

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BE THE CHANGE
During the coming week, take note of the small acts you do each day. At the end of the week, review your findings. Which stand out to you? Which are the most meaningful to you personally, and which do you think will be meaningful in the years to come? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.



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