Further Thoughts on a Rule of Life and the Little Way

14 May 2009

It is in the Little Way that all ways converge. It is not in the big things: rituals performed, ceremonies adhered to, knowledge acquired. The Little Way is the way we treat all the little things, especially time, the littlest thing. Who can see it?

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Today I received a startling email. A former student of mine wrote me and asked my forgiveness for his being so disrespectful and difficult in class.

I granted him forgiveness immediately, and I commended him for his honesty and maturity.

If only we all had that same courage to admit what we have done wrong and make amends.

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