The power of tiny actions

Jan 10 11:14am | Maria Benzo | @mvbenzo

Not too long ago in a place not too far away, a field mouse asked a wise old owl what the weight of a snowflake is.

"Why nothing is more than nothing," answered the owl.

The mouse went on to tell the owl about the time he was resting on a branch in a fir tree, counting each snowflake until the number was exactly 3 million, 471 thousand, 952. Then with the settling of the very next flake.... crack. The branch suddenly snapped, tumbling mouse and snow to the ground. "Humph -Such was the weight of nothing," said the mouse.

So, the next time you think your contributions, your acts of charity, your works for justice, your gifts of love, and your talents are nothing, or that they are small in comparison to those of others, remember that when one is added to another, and then to another and so forth, great things can happen from nothing. In the same way, what seems to be ordinary can be transformed into something extraordinary with just a little extra nothing.

~ Attributed to Anonymous

From the Mindful Breathing Lab's perspective, our mission is to create great things out of nothingness, to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Habits, big and small, make us who we are.  Is there something that you have been wanting to focus on? If so, break it down to very small habits and give them a test drive.

Who do you want to become and what small habits can contribute to that?

 

 

 

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