Category: Finding God

Encountering God

“People encounter God under shady oak trees, on riverbanks, at the tops of mountains, and in long stretches of barren wilderness. God shows up in whirlwinds, starry skies, burning bushes, and perfect strangers. When people want to know more about God, the son of… Continue Reading “Encountering God”

Nirvana Is Here

“We do not see that our life right here, right now, is nirvana. Maybe we think that nirvana is a place where there are no problems, no more delusions. Maybe we think nirvana is something very beautiful, something unattainable. We always think nirvana is… Continue Reading “Nirvana Is Here”

May I Find You, O God, Everywhere

You are above me, O God, you are within. You are in all things yet contained by no thing. Teach me to seek you in all that has life that I may see you as the Light of life. Teach me to search for… Continue Reading “May I Find You, O God, Everywhere”

How Would We See God?

“Some people want to see God with their eyes as they see a cow and to love him as they love their cow–they love their cow for the milk and cheese and profit it makes them. This is how it is with people who… Continue Reading “How Would We See God?”

Where Is God?

“Where is God in this picture? God is all over the place. God is up there, down here, inside my skin and out. God is the web, the energy, the space, the light-not captured in them, as if those concepts were more real than… Continue Reading “Where Is God?”

Touching the Holy

“All this hurrying soon will be over. Only when we tarry do we touch the holy.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, In Praise of Mortality, translated and edited by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “Touching the Holy”

Seeing through the Beloved’s Eyes

Borrow the Beloved’s eyes. Look through them and you’ll see the Beloved’s face everywhere. No tiredness, no jaded boredom…things you have hated will become helpers. –  Jalaluddin Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks, We Are Three

We Learn of God through Creation

If the soul could have known God without the world, the world would never have been created. – Meister Eckhart  

Knowing God

If the soul could have known God without the world, the world would never have been created. – Meister Eckhart

Let Yourself Be Drawn

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray. – Jalaluddin Rumi, Essential Rumi, versions by Coleman Barks