Why We Plant Roses

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.

– George Eliot

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Turning toward Light

The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems.

– Richard Rohr

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Beholding the Art with which It has been Made

I want creation to penetrate you with so much admiration that wherever you go, the least plant may bring you the clear remembrance of the Creator. A single plant, a blade of grass or one speck of dust is sufficient to occupy all your intelligence in beholding the art with which it has been made.

– Basil the Great

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You Are the Mirror

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity and you are the mirror.

– Kahlil Gibran

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The Moon Inside

There is a moon inside every human being. Learn to be companions with it.

– Jalaluddin Rumi

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Earth Prayer – Part 6

O nameless spirit that is not done with us, 

let us love without a net

beyond the fear of death

until the speck of peace

we guard so well

becomes the world.

– Mark Nepo

Starting August 13th, Santa Sabina Center is offering an online retreat with Mark Nepo. Quotes from today through the 13th are from Mark’s poem entitled, “Earth Prayer,” from the book The Way Under the Way. To learn more about this wonderful offering, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/node/199

Earth Prayer – Part 5

O let us embrace

that unexpected moment of unity

as the atom of God

Let us have the courage

to hold each other when we break

and worship what unfolds . . .

– Mark Nepo

Starting August 13th, Santa Sabina Center is offering an online retreat with Mark Nepo. Quotes from today through the 13th are from Mark’s poem entitled, “Earth Prayer,” from the book The Way Under the Way. To learn more about this wonderful offering, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/node/199

Earth Prayer – Part 4

Let us live for the grace beneath all we want,

let us see it in everything and everyone, 

till we admit to the mystery

that when I look deep enough into you,

I find me, and when you dare to hear my fear

in the recess of your heart, you recognize it

as your secret which you thought

no one else knew,

– Mark Nepo

Starting August 13th, Santa Sabina Center is offering an online retreat with Mark Nepo. Quotes from today through the 13th are from Mark’s poem entitled, “Earth Prayer,” from the book The Way Under the Way. To learn more about this wonderful offering, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/node/199

Earth Prayer – Part 3

Let us live deep enough

till there is only one direction, 

and slow enough till there is only

the beginning of time,

and loud enough in our hearts

till there is no need to speak.

– Mark Nepo

Starting August 13th, Santa Sabina Center is offering an online retreat with Mark Nepo. Quotes from today through the 13th are from Mark’s poem entitled, “Earth Prayer,” from the book The Way Under the Way. To learn more about this wonderful offering, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/node/199

Earth Prayer – Part 2

Let us, when swimming with the stream,

become the stream.

Let us, when moving with the music,

become the music.

Let us, when rocking the wounded, 

become the suffering.

– Mark Nepo

Susquehanna River, Danville, PA

Starting August 13th, Santa Sabina Center is offering an online retreat with Mark Nepo. Quotes from today through the 13th are from Mark’s poem entitled, “Earth Prayer,” from the book The Way Under the Way. To learn more about this wonderful offering, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/node/199