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The Way of the Small
CONTENTS  
   
Foreward by Thomas Moore xi
Introduction xv
   

PART ONE: WHAT IS THE WAY OF THE SMALL?

 

 

1. A Small Tale

 

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2. We are the Way of the Small
The Significance of Our Insignificance • Potent Quotes

 

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3. God's Small Secret
A Slice of Smallness • The Absolutely Small • Judaism • Christianity • Islam • Taoism • Confucianism • Hinduism • Buddhism • Potent Quotes

 

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PART TWO: ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING SMALL

 

 

4. Building a Foundation for Success
A Slice of Smallness • Less Is More, Simpler Is Better • Being Ordinary But Exceptional • Knowing How to Persevere and When to Quit • The Great Begins With the Small • Celebrating the Right Details • Being Small-and-Smart • Potent Quotes

 

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5. Finding Happiness
A Slice of Smallness • Penetrating What Is • Knowing When to Go With the Flow and When Against • Seizing Small Moments • Letting Go of Perfection • Learning to Love Vulnerably • Facing Adversity With Humor • Potent Quotes

 

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6. Embracing Diminishment
A Slice of Smallness • Surrendering to the Inner Desert • Sacrificing Yourself to the Jaws of Defeat • Loving Your Fate • Living a Life of Few Hopes and Expectations • Anticipating Death’s Small Portal • Potent Quotes

 

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7. Practicing the Way of the Small in the World
A Slice of Smallness • Humility is the Highest Form of Greatness • Approaching Diversity and Complexity by Way of the Small • The World Scorns the Small • Dealing With Your Own Shadow • Learning to Listen to Silence • Potent Quotes

 

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Conclusion 165
Notes 171
Acknowledgements 183
About the Author 185