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The Present Moment

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we ever have. – Pema Chodron 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 “The Present Moment”

We Cannot Survive Singularly

Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist. – Paula Gunn Allen

You Are Held

A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you. – Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday of Hope – Waiting Patienty

Waiting patiently in hope and expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life. – Simone Weil  

Welcome the Present Moment

Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. Why? Because it is all we have. – Pema Chodron

Wakening to Oneness – Wisdom of Thomas Berry

During these days of physical distancing we’ve had glimpses of our interconnectedness – of our interdependence – of the need for all of us to support the common good of, not only the human family, but of all of our Earth family. So I… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Wisdom of Thomas Berry”

Wednesday of Hope – Take Heart

Courage comes from the French word, Coeur, which means “heart.” In order to travel from clinging to letting go, we have to “take heart.” The heart is the seat of the will.  This is the place God awakens,’ the place where the gentle uprooting… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Take Heart”

Falling in Love with Creation

If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion. – Hildegard of Bingen

Wednesday of Hope – Think the World is Over?

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly. – Barbara Haines Howett

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books. – A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens