“Adding wings to caterpillars does not create butterflies, it creates awkward and dysfunctional caterpillars. Butterflies are created through transformation.” – Stephanie Marshall To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. – Helen Keller
Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom. – Sogyal Rinpoche, Glimpse After Glimpse
Dive deeply into the miracle of life and let the tips of your wings be burnt by the flame, let your feet be lacerated by the thorns, let your heart be stirred by human emotion, and let your soul be lifted beyond the earth.… Continue Reading “Risk Living Deeply Alive!”
What we are today foreshadows what we will be in the future. According to Carl Jung, The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. For some reason, we human being struggle with that, We often try to be other than… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow”
I’d like to remember this on those days that are hectic, when I am trying to accomplish too many tasks: Take more time, cover less ground. – Thomas Merton Dancing in the Waters of Life
I share a piece of wisdom from Mother Teresa today. The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective. – Blessed Mother Teresa.
Yesterday Thomas Merton encouraged us to slow down. Today we hear from Bede Griffiiths. So much of modern life is a feverish anticipation of future activity and excitement. We have to learn to step back from this into the freedom and possibility of the… Continue Reading “Another Encouragement to Slow Down”
We must slow down to a human tempo and we’ll begin to have time to listen. – Thomas Merton We all know we should slow down . . . Why is it so hard for us to do it?
Surely this doesn’t happen to you. Imagine being in the middle of an engrossing project, one that needs to be finished within the hour/day/week. And along comes a person/phone call/incident that interrupts this all-important (truly) task. It’s not hard for me to imagine myself… Continue Reading “Finding God in the Interruptions”