Category: Joy

Happiness Arises

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness. – Chuang Tzu To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

The Joy of Berries

It’s easy to laugh in the blueberry field, staccato plink and plunk as berries plummet into the pail, and you hear children banter in a dozen languages among the green rows.  – Kim Stafford, from “Easy Pickings” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “The Joy of Berries”

Joy

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God. – 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… Continue Reading “Joy”

Finding a Joyous Field

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense. – Rumi

Joys of the Unexpected

Talk about the joys of the unexpected, can they compare with the joys of the expected, of finding everything delightfully and completely what you knew it was going to be? – Elizabeth Bibesco, Balloons

Clap Along If You Feel like a Room without a Roof

People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. – Anton Chekhov

Keep Laughing!

You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. – Michael Pritchard

Living on Surprise

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. – Alice Walker

Let Us Cultivate Joy in Our Lives

From joy springs all creation By it is sustained Towards joy it proceeds And to joy it returns. – Mundaka Upanishad in The Nine Muses by Angeles Arrien

Sunshine and Smiles

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. – Joseph Addison