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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”

The Courage to Bloom

The flower is always the bud’s undoing. Let go then. Step into the river lean into the wind let the strength of the earth rise through you. Watch your fingertips burst into bloom. – Pavithra K. Mehta

Wednesday of Hope – Let Everything Happen to You

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Don’t Miss What Is Right Before You

For many years, at great cost, I traveled through many countries, saw the high mountains, the oceans. The only things I did not see were the sparkling dewdrops in the grass just outside my door. – Rabindranath Tagore

The Paradox of Strength and Fragility

Stars and blossoming fruit-trees: utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity. – Simone Weil

Wakening to Oneness – The Deep Truth

The deep truth about matter, which neither Descartes nor Newton realized, is that, over the course of four billion years, molten rocks transformed themselves into monarch butterflies, blue herons, and the exalted music of Mozart. Ignorant of this stupendous process, we fell into the… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – The Deep Truth”

Wakening to Oneness – What Affects One, Affects All

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. – Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Wisdom of the Guest

The Guest The Guest is inside you, and also inside me; You know the sprout is hidden inside the seed. We are all struggling; none of us has gone far. Let your arrogance go and look around inside. The blue sky opens out further… Continue Reading “Wisdom of the Guest”

Wednesday of Hope – To Risk Opening

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin