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Christmas – Celebrating a Vision of Hope

Look to this day for it is life the very life of life.   In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence the joy of growth the splendor of action the glory of power.   For yesterday is but a memory And tomorrow is… Continue Reading “Christmas – Celebrating a Vision of Hope”

This Sweet Life

The experience of this sweet life.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante. To learn more… Continue Reading “This Sweet Life”

Lifting our Wilted Spirits

As flowerlets drooped and puckered in the night turn up to the returning sun and spread their petals wide on his new warmth and light-just so my wilted spirits rose again and such a heat of zeal surged through my veins that I was… Continue Reading “Lifting our Wilted Spirits”

Behold the Grass

Behold the grass, the flowerets, and the shrubsWhich of itself alone this land produces. – Dante Alighieri, Canto XXVII, lines 134–135 (tr. Longfellow). This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with… Continue Reading “Behold the Grass”

Wakening to Oneness – Invisible Bonds

Things are united by invisible bonds. You cannot pick a flower without troubling a star. – Galileo Galilei

Welcome the Present Moment

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

Take Your Time Today

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu

Be Surprised

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. – Alice Walker

Wednesday of Hope – You Cannot Hold Back Spring

You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming. – Pablo Neruda

Live in the Present

Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold. – Peace Pilgrim