Tag: boat

The World Full of Magic

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W. B. Yeats Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online series entitled, “Doorways to the Sacred.” To learn more and/or register for our online retreats and offerings, please… Continue Reading “The World Full of Magic”

The Spirit Breathes through All Creation – Including Us

“The soul is a breath of living spirit, that with excellent sensitivity, permeates the entire body to give it life. Just so, the breath of the air makes the earth fruitful. Thus, the air is the soul of the earth, moistening it, greening it.”… Continue Reading “The Spirit Breathes through All Creation – Including Us”

Wisdom of Hildegard of Bingen

It is easierto gaze into the sun,than into the face of the mystery of God.Such is its beauty and its radiance. God Says:I am the supreme fire:not deadly, but rather,enkindling every spark of life. All germinating power. – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14,… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Hildegard of Bingen”

Wind on the Waves

“We wanted to be wind on the waves – not the schooner, or even the sail that bellied and caught it. We wanted to be the wind itself. We wanted to dance and scamper, to be the spiral that hugs the planet, the wisp… Continue Reading “Wind on the Waves”

Light – Dappled with Shadow

We thank Thee for our little light, that is dappled with shadow. – T. S. Eliot, “Two Choruses from ‘The Rock,’” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S.… Continue Reading “Light – Dappled with Shadow”

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”

Surrender

Surrender The boat I travel in is called Surrender. My two oars are instant forgiveness and gratitude — complete gratitude for the gift of life. I am thankful for the experience of this life, for the opportunity to dance. I get angry, I get… Continue Reading “Surrender”

Surrender

Surrender The boat I travel in is called Surrender. My two oars are instant forgiveness and gratitude—complete gratitude for the gift of life. I am thankful for the experience of this life, for the opportunity to dance. I get angry, I get mad, but… Continue Reading “Surrender”

Where Does Prayer Begin?

Prayer begins at the edge of emptiness. – Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

Happiness and Wisdom

Be happy. It’s one way of being wise. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette