“Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.” Wendell Berry To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
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.
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 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”
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
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
People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy. – Anton Chekhov
You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. – Michael Pritchard
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. – Alice Walker
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