Tag: Beauty

What Beauty Opens Us To

“When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space.” – Elaine Scarry Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . .… Continue Reading “What Beauty Opens Us To”

Beauty Is Enough

“At some point in life, the world’s beauty becomes enough.” Toni Morrison To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Everything Is Contingent

“This world with all its beauty and all its vibrancy is just so because it is not fixed, because everything is contingent.” – Lama Willa B. Miller Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To learn more and/or… Continue Reading “Everything Is Contingent”

Beauty in the Ordinary

Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around us, and see the beauty in ordinary things. – Thomas Merton To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Beauty

Beauty seen makes the one who sees it more beautiful. – David Steindl-Rast To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Beauty Brought by Cataclysm

The fifth power is cataclysm. Cataclysm is the process by which the universe destroys some of its structures-not only in the sense of accidents that might happen but also as a part of its ongoing emergence. The universe systematically breaks apart particular aspects of… Continue Reading “The Beauty Brought by Cataclysm”

Wednesday of Hope – Active Hope

Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world. – Joanna Macy

The Eye of the Beholder

People often say that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look,… Continue Reading “The Eye of the Beholder”

God Never Made an Ugly Landscape

God never made an ugly landscape. All that the sun shines on is beautiful, so long as it is wild. – John Muir

How Beautiful Can Life Be?

How beautiful can life be? We hardly dare imagine it. – Charles Eisenstein