“When you no longer have expectations, the unexpected kindness of others and small acts of consideration become like “sweet manna from heaven.” The feeling that rises spontaneously within one’s heart at such times is true gratitude. When one is accustomed to kindness, one can… Continue Reading “Release Expectations . . . Again”
“In our estrangement from nature we have severed our sense of the community of life and lost touch with the experience of other animals. …understanding the human animal becomes easier in context, seeing our human thread woven into the living web among the strands… Continue Reading “Recognizing Our Place in the Community of Life”
“If we fall in love with creation deeper and deeper, we will respond to its endangerment with passion.” Hildegard of Bingen To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles,no matter how longbut only by a spiritual journey,a journey of one inch,very arduous and humbling and joyful,by which we arrive at the ground at our feet,and learn to be at home. – Wendell… Continue Reading “A Spiritual Journey”
Weeds are transparently close to us. Yet we don’t see them. There is something about that, their being right in front of us and our not seeing them, that made me think this really needed to be looked at. – Doug Burgess Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “Let Us See the Weeds”
“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.” – Rumi… Continue Reading “The Field of Meeting”
Hope locates itself in the premises that we don’t know what will happen and that in the spaciousness of uncertainty is room to act. – Rebecca Solnit
Everyone needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray, where nature heals and gives strength to body and soul alike. – John Muir