Tag: atlantic ocean

What Mountains and Rivers Know

“I like geography best, he said, because your mountains and rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.” – Brian Andreas, StoryPeople To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Hello, Sun in my Face!

Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. – Mary Oliver To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “Hello, Sun in my Face!”

God’s Will Is Our Peace

And [God’s] will is our peace; this is the seaTo which is moving onward whatsoeverIt doth create, and all that nature makes.– Dante Alighieri, Canto III, lines 85–87 (tr. Longfellow). This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way… Continue Reading “God’s Will Is Our Peace”

The Earth Itself Is Alive

Some scientists go so far as to suggest that Earth itself is alive, that it is actively coordinating the temperature of its atmosphere or the salinity of its oceans. Brian Swimme, Journey of the Universe

Wednesday of Hope – Joy from the Cliffs of Despair

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The Job of a Lighthouse

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. – Anne Lamott

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in the New Year

Happy New Year!! May we continue in Hope.   The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hope in the New Year”

Whole Worlds of Wonder even in a Single Drop of Water

Mountains and oceans have whole worlds of innumerable wondrous features. We should understand that it is not only our distant surroundings that are like this, but even what is right here, even a single drop of water. – Eihei Dogen

Wednesday of Hope – Wait

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,  For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith But the faith and the love and the… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Wait”

Finding Miracles

To me the sea is a continual miracle, the fishes that swim — the rocks — the motion of the waves — the ships, with men in them — what stranger miracles are there? – Walt Whitman