Tag: great blue heron

What Is Active Hope?

“Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world.” Joanna Macy On September 11th, Santa Sabina Center is offering an online retreat with Linda Trichter and Anne Bright, who will guide participants… Continue Reading “What Is Active Hope?”

Cherishing Every Word of God

Every creature is a word of God and a book about God. – Meister Eckhart To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Wednesday of Hope in The Peace of the Wild Things

When despair grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope in The Peace of the Wild Things”

Wednesday of Hope – Quiet Courage

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Wednesday of Hope – How Hard Is It to have Hope?

It is hard to have hope. It is harder as you grow old, for hope must not depend on feeling good and there is the dream of loneliness at absolute midnight. You also have withdrawn belief in the present reality of the future, which… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – How Hard Is It to have Hope?”

Music Gives Wings

Music…gives wings to the mind, a soul to the universe, flight to the imagination, a charm to sadness, a life to everything. – Plato

One Way to Bring a Happy New Year

Replace judgment with curiosity. – Lynn Nottage

Wednesday of Hope – Wendell Berry’s Wisdom

When despair for the world grows in me, And I wake in the night in fear . . . I go and lie down where the wood drake Rests in beauty on the water, And the great heron feeds. I come into the peace… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Wendell Berry’s Wisdom”

The Miracle of Each Minute

The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. – Margaret Storm Jameson

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 8

It is hard to have hope. It is harder as you grow old, for hope must not depend on feeling good and there is the dream of loneliness at absolute midnight. You also have withdrawn belief in the present reality of the future, which… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope . . . . 8”