A preferred learning style for me is often found in little things. A phrase. An image. A word. A principle. A story. An intuition.
When I say “little things,” in this case I really mean big things. They last with me. They center. They guide. They remind. They connect.
Sometimes I like to flesh out little things that are big things with more words and examples. Sometimes I can’t help it. Or, the situation calls for it. But also, sometimes, I prefer to let the feeling be the most important guide.
Case in point — from a random email on the weekend received from Mitch Anthony, a Brand Strategist. I don’t know Mitch. I don’t know how I got on his email list. But this is a little thing he shared:
“The purpose of life is to discover your gift.
The work of life is to develop it.
The meaning of life is to give your gift away.”
– David Viscott
It’s enough to carry the day for me in this preferred learning style. Little thing that is a big thing. Little thing that is like a set of glasses to wear, seeing regular life stuff a bit more keenly through that lens. Little thing that invites clarity. That invites wonder. That invokes a spirit of gifting. A spirit of purpose.
A next step, a little thing, framed by a continued purpose, a big thing — yup, I quite love to welcome this in myself and to guide it with others.
4 Replies to “Little Things”
the lens through which we perceive a thing …
And always, the spirit of a thing.
I am much “in the spirit” these days.
A timely reminder.
This aligns well with how I engage with the world. It’s most likely that a single word, phrase, or concept is what I retain and it transforms me over time. “Sacred bewilderment” would be one of those examples 🙂
Hmm. Sacred Bewilderment. I like that. Takes the feeling of being confused (even scattered) into a different realm. Amazing how all things can become sacred when we shift the lens of perceiving.
Love these reflections from the two of you. And, yes, “sacred bewilderment” is one that guides me too (thx Lisa Hess). It’s quite a kind invitation isn’t it.