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True Silence

“Being silent for me doesn’t require being in a quiet place, and it doesn’t mean not saying words. It means, “receiving in a balanced, noncombative way what is happening.” – Sylvia Boorstein To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “True Silence”

All Is Sacrament – Let Us Bow

To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration. – Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good Land… Continue Reading “All Is Sacrament – Let Us Bow”

The Fruit of a Gentle Life

. . . a life of kind words and gentle gestures, planting seeds and seeking peace—where could that lead?  – Kim Stafford, from “Connect the Dots” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an Online Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Speak Beauty to… Continue Reading “The Fruit of a Gentle Life”

Walking a Labyrinth

Not too long ago I walked a labyrinth for the first time in my life. I had flirted with labyrinths for years, but my expectations were so high that I kept finding reasons not to walk one. I did not want to hurry. I… Continue Reading “Walking a Labyrinth”

Do Not Be Small Minded

Do not be small minded. Do not pray for gourds and pumpkins from God, when you should be asking for pure love and pure knowledge to dawn within every heart. – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, Great Swanby by Lex Hixon

The Soil Connects Us

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community,… Continue Reading “The Soil Connects Us”

Wednesday of Hope – Possibilities

If you assume that there is no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, that there are opportunities to change things, then there is a possibility that you can contribute to making… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Possibilities”

Let Us Care for our Soil

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community,… Continue Reading “Let Us Care for our Soil”

Wednesday of Hope – Where the Light Gets In

Ring the bell that still can ring. Forget the perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. – Leonard Cohen, Anthem

The Fruits of Gratitude

Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth. – attributed to Sophocles