The great arises out of small things that are honored and cared for. Everybody’s life really consists of small things. Greatness is a mental abstraction and a favorite fantasy of the ego. The paradox is that the foundation for greatness is honoring the small things of the present moment instead of pursuing the idea of greatness.

Eckhart Tolle, New Earth


  1. Courtney

    June 30, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Wonderful quote, paired with a wonderful photo.

    Honor and care for the little things in life, for it is the
    little things in life that in the end, can mean the most.

  2. edwo

    July 1, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Your photos are always so interesting.
    Surely you must see the world in an enlightened state.
    thanks for the brilliant blog

  3. Jeff

    July 1, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Indeed. You look after the little things, and the big things look after themselves.

  4. Jocko

    July 5, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Concerning the recommendation of “New Earth” it’s a revelation and a joy to read, thank you!

  5. Laurance/James USA

    November 9, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Alistair… ur photos continue to capture the magic light gives us momentarily. This pancake suculant is a favorite of mine and I will steal it for my own pleasure thank you. LTR

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