Tag: forest

All Landscapes Are within Me

“Through me course wide rivers and in me rise tall mountains. And beyond the thickets of my agitation and confusion there stretch the wide plains of my peace and surrender. All landscapes are within me. And there is room for everything.” – Etty Hillesum… Continue Reading “All Landscapes Are within Me”

One with the Mountains

“We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” – John Muir To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Let’s Fall 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 From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our Inner Light and Truth.” To… Continue Reading “Let’s Fall in Love with Creation!”

What Road Do You Walk?

The Great Way has no gate;There are a thousand different roads.If you pass through this barrier once,You will walk independently in the universe.– Mumon Kai To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

To What Shall I Pay Attention?

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Living in Harmony with the Doe

“She rose up, watched a moment for any response to her rising, then stretched and stepped out onto the open slope. Beside her, another doe rose up from the shade. The two stood, slightly oblique to one another, divided as the one’s ears had… Continue Reading “Living in Harmony with the Doe”

Watersound

“Watersound woke me. Dark. I was ready to lie there season by season, to die from my life, or to live as the river lives, to climb with salmon and fall away from that final loving work like rain, to tumble headlong, to flicker… Continue Reading “Watersound”

Sleeping on the Mountain

He had to sleep on the mountain. Loved his friends, but had to sleep somewhere by the trail, under spruce, above the foggy sound of waves. Had to find the trail by feel, without  light. Had to say a blessing there. – Kim Stafford, from… Continue Reading “Sleeping on the Mountain”

Plant a Tree

Shall oil burn the sky? Or can human wisdom like a saplinggrow taller, greener, more generous? How can we know what lies ahead? Plant a tree, and see. – Kim Stafford, from “2519” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an Online Writing Retreat… Continue Reading “Plant a Tree”

What Is the Message of the Forest?

While riding our bikes along a path in the forest, the sun spangling through the trees into our eyes, young Guthrie called over his shoulder: “Dad! Maybe the sun through the trees is doing Morse Code telling us the meaning of life!” A little… Continue Reading “What Is the Message of the Forest?”