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Seeing

The whole life lies in the verb seeing. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth Droege, OP. So this month’s quotes are from the… Continue Reading “Seeing”

Every Place a Holy Place

The world, this palpable world, which we were wont to treat with the boredom and disrespect with which we habitually regard places with no sacred association for us, is in truth a holy place, and we did not know it. Venite, adoremus. – Teilhard… Continue Reading “Every Place a Holy Place”

Look Closely

The profoundly ‘atomic’ character of the universe is visible in everyday experience, in raindrops and grains of sand, in the hosts of the living, and the multitude of stars; even in the ashes of the dead. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October… Continue Reading “Look Closely”

The Blessing Found in a Curse

What is the sharpest fact in your life right now? Take a moment to consider your most haunting terror, your most persistent aggravation or relentless criticism of yourself, or a deep shame you have taken upon yourself. Feel it in your body. That terror,… Continue Reading “The Blessing Found in a Curse”

Embracing Uncertainty

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later. – Bob Goff This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.”… Continue Reading “Embracing Uncertainty”

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”

Wednesday of Hope – You are the Sky

You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather. – Pema Chodron

Wednesday of Hope – The Power of Goodness

A good deed doesn’t just evaporate and disappear. Its consequences saturate the universe and the goodness that happens somewhere, anywhere, helps in the transfiguration of the ugliness. – Desmond Tutu

Wednesday of Hope – Opportunities

There are opportunities even in the most difficult moments. – Wangari Maathai

Not Made in the Shade

Flowers are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade.   – Rudyard Kipling