Another Goal For The New Year, Living Small…

From A. A. Milne’s “The Te Of Piglet”:
“Heavenly Power at work in the natural world (according to Lao-tse) is mostly feminine in its actions. It is gentle, like flowing water. It is humble and generous, like a fertile valley, feeding all who come to it. It is hidden, subtle, and mysterious, like a landscape glimpsed through mist. It takes no sides, grants no authority. It cannot be influenced or appeased by sacrifices and rituals. In dispensing justice, as in all things, it operates with a light touch, an invisible hand. As Lao-tse put it, “Heaven’s net has wide meshes, but nothing slips through.” Shying away from displays of arrogance and egotism, it communicates its deepest secrets not to high government officials, pompous scholars, or wealthy landowners, but to penniless monks, little children, animals and the “fools.” If it can be said to be biased in any way, it is in favor of the humble, the weak, the small…”

My goal, this year, is to live and be very small, and I believe I will find greater joy than I have ever known…

Bless you all, I love you dearly, and I wish you small, delightful, glorious, peace-full times ahead….

If you enjoy this blog a donation would be deeply appreciated to help me continue to bring “Maitri’s Heart” to you. Thank you, and many deep blessings to one and all…


  1. a very good goal indeed..

  2. Awesome inspiration and a great goal!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I desire the same…thanks so much Maitri for this post:-) God bless your beautiful heart…Happy New Year!

  4. Hi Maitri, I remember reading “The Te of Piglet”. I think it’s by Benjamin Hoff who also wrote “The Tao of Pooh”. 🙂

  5. My mom gave me this book a few years ago. I am piglet!!

Leave a Comment