Earth Prayer – Part 1

O Endless Creator, Force of Life, Seat of the Unconscious,
Dharma, Atman, Ra, Qalb, Dear Center of our Love,
Christlight, Yaweh, Allwa, Mawu,
Mother of the Universe . . . 

– Mark Nepo

Ceiling – Bahai Temple in Evanston, IL

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

Making up the Body of God

“We come from God and return to God, and in the ‘interim’ we live in the presence of God–even when we do not know or acknowledge it. We are created in the image of God (the entire universe reflects God’s glory, each and every creature and thing in its particular, concrete, unique way). Creation is a panoply of mind-boggling diversity, a myriad of outrageously extravagant species and individuals who all together make up the body of God…. Each creature praises God by simply being itself, by being fully alive.”

  • Sallie McFague

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Really Look – Really Listen

“If there are mountains, I look at the mountains;

On rainy days I listen to the rain.

Spring, summer, autumn, winter.

Tomorrow too will be good.

Tonight too will be good.”

  • Santoka Taneda

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Transformative Power of Gratitude

“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”

  • Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance

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How to Walk

“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.”

  • Thich Nhat Hanh

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Miracle of Light and Dark

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. I guess you could say I have a pretty low threshold for miracles.”

  • Walt Whitman

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Clouds Appearing

“Clouds appear free of care

And carefree drift away.

But the carefree mind is not to be “found” —

To find it, first stop looking around.”

  • Wang An-Shih, A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry, trans. J. W. Wallis

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Focused Attention

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less we shall have for destruction.”

  • Rachel Carson

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You Are Ocean

“You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop.”

  • Rumi

Beginning July 15th, Santa Sabina Center offers the Online series, “Surprise, Laughter & Wonder, with Patricia Bruno, OP & Jude Siciliano, OP.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Believe in Yourself

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that something deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

  • e. e. cummings

Beginning July 15th, Santa Sabina Center offers the Online series, “Surprise, Laughter & Wonder, with Patricia Bruno, OP & Jude Siciliano, OP.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.