Category: Beauty

Collaborators in Creation

We are collaborators in creation. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth Droege, OP. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Teilhard… Continue Reading “Collaborators in Creation”

The Beauty Brought by Cataclysm

The fifth power is cataclysm. Cataclysm is the process by which the universe destroys some of its structures-not only in the sense of accidents that might happen but also as a part of its ongoing emergence. The universe systematically breaks apart particular aspects of… Continue Reading “The Beauty Brought by Cataclysm”

Life Is a Garden

life is a garden, not a road we enter and exit through the same gate wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice – Bokonon

The Eye of the Beholder

People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look,… Continue Reading “The Eye of the Beholder”

God Never Made an Ugly Landscape

God never made an ugly landscape. All that the sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild. – John Muir

What Is Enough?

Do we really need much more than this? To honor the dawn. To visit a garden. To talk to a friend. To contemplate a cloud. To cherish a meal. To bow our heads before the mystery of the day. Are these not enough? –… Continue Reading “What Is Enough?”

Bring forth a Flower

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower. – Shigenori Kameoka

How Beautiful Can Life Be?

How beautiful can life be? We hardly dare imagine it. – Charles Eisenstein

When Is Time Really Wasted?

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Enjoying the Spring

It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart. -Rainer Maria Rilke