“There are no great acts…only small acts with Great Love.”

What more needs to be said?

It’s not so much what we do, but how we do it.

As Gandhi said, do it with joy or not at all!  Whether it’s cleaning a toilet, cooking lunch, or hugging a stranger.  Do it with love, do it with peace, do it with joy…or not at all!

When we get over our ego, we realize that every moment counts.  Each moment is sacred!

There’s nothing so grand for any of us to do.  The grandness is in this moment. Enjoying the fullness of this moment is as grand as it gets.  Because, God is in this moment.  The entire unfolding of creation is in this moment.  This is as awesome as it’s ever been!

The transcendent, liberating, enlightening experience is available to us all, Here and Now.  And it doesn’t have to be with our eyes closed.  We can experience it in lifting up a pen, in looking at a glass of water, in listening to the breath, in placing one foot in front of the other.

Small acts with great love.  That’s what life is about.

The ego might think…”i’ve got to be great! i’ve got to save the world!  i’ve got to share this great information with everyone! i’ve got to find the best wife ever and raise a beautiful family with her!  i’ve got to write this book and go on a speaking tour!  i’ve got to teach all these people what i know and help them!”

If you’re not doing it with love, or with peace, or with joy, you might as well not do it.

Because it’s not so much what we do, but how we do it.

Do it with joy or not at all.  Do it with love, or not at all.  Do it with peace, or not at all.

None of us need to prove anything to anyone.  We are existing, created!  Being here and now is amazing enough.  Just to be is miraculous!  Compared to the miracle of being alive, making a million dollars is small time stuff.

Small acts, great love.  That’s God’s way.  God always provides an abundance, more than we could possibly need (or maybe it’s just the perfect amount :-)).  So it’s not like we ever really need to do anything. The best thing for us to do is to enjoy, which is really a state of being.  Start with being in the joy, in the peace, in the love, in the bliss – be in the bliss! – and then do what you might.  Stay with your peace, your bliss, and go from there.  Each moment is packed with the potential of great joy.  It doesn’t matter if you’re standing in front of a packed auditorium or in front of a urinal, all the enthusiasm you could ever imagine is available to you.  The moment is sacred.  The moment is holy.  The moment is divine.

Small acts with great love.  Step by step.  Breath by breath.  One smile at a time.  Look for good, see only good, be only good.  All of it, with love.

Love, love, Love 🙂

Om!  Praise the Lord.

Nothing to do, nowhere to go, just being here now is more than enough.


Responsibility #1 to each and every moment: Enjoy. Experience Peace. Love.


4 thoughts on ““There are no great acts…only small acts with Great Love.”

      • hehe! i have seen the quote attributed to her and also to St. Therese of Lisieux who was a bit before Mother Teresa…so hard to say! St. Therese was known for “The Little Way,” and i think the essence of that was “little acts with great love,” either way…Hallelujah for all the saints!

      • You are right. St Therese of Lisieux was the saint of the little things. Hallelujah, my friend! 🙂

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