We Are Little People

After all the seeming of our trying
In an effort to make ourselves big
and more important, more powerful
more of whatever is more than what we have
or what we are now

We are still little people
who are mortal.

Every effort to compare and judge,
each time we throw ourselves into
competition with another,
whatever we think we've won

We are still little people
who are mortal.

When we objectify others,
when we engage in war on them,
when we rape, torture or kill

We become even smaller,
less significant and
still very mortal.

Want to know 
what makes us bigger?
Basically Compassion and Insight
are the tools that work best

Compassion because it enlarges
our Heart-Mind to include
all other beings

Insight because it grows
our perception and understanding
of how to be in relation with
ourselves, all other beings
and the Earth

And that I believe is
how we may change from
always showing up as little people

And sets us each on the path to
become a Bigger Person
though we still be mortal.

4 Comments

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4 Responses to We Are Little People

  1. Micheline Brunelle

    As always

  2. Anette Goelet

    Love this Carol . We need both insight and compassion more than ever .

  3. Deborah Cole

    Love your writings Carol. Blessed to have you as a mentor and friend.

  4. Elissa

    Thanks, Carol!

    Another great Yoga class reading…I totally agree…

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