Tag: hope

The Tension of Hope

“Hope is holding a creative tension between what is and what could and should be, each day doing something to narrow the distance between the two.” Parker Palmer To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Hope Opens Doors

“Hope is a great tool when it comes to forming new habits and letting go of older, obsolete habits. Hope opens the door to possibility and allows us to envision change, particularly change that we desire.” Andrew Mellen, UnStuff your Life To learn about… Continue Reading “Hope Opens Doors”

The Alchemy of Hope

“Hope is the source and spring of all the alchemies of transformation, the greatest treasure of the heart and mind, the philosopher’s stone that transmutes agony and tragedy into new life. Never abandon hope, or you abandon your closest and most helpful guide, the… Continue Reading “The Alchemy of Hope”

What Is Hope?

…hope is openness for surprise. – David Steindl-Rast To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Plotting Resurrection

“[Writing of his wife Katharine, who was planning the planting of bulbs in her garden even though she knew she likely would not live to see the spring.] There was something comical yet touching in her bedraggled appearance…. The small hunched-over figure, her studied… Continue Reading “Plotting Resurrection”

On What Is Our Hope Based?

Above all, hope is based on relationships, on a collaborative connection with people as well as a higher power. – Louise Danielle Palmer 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 – Where Is God?

God is not remote from us. He is at the point of my pen, my (pick) shovel, my paint brush, my (sewing) needle – and my heart and thoughts. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Where Is God?”

Wednesday of Hope – Trusting in the Slow Work of God

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Trusting in the Slow Work of God”

Wednesday of Hope – Wait Without Hope

I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope . . . wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought. So, the darkness shall be light and the stillness the dancing. – T.S. Eliot This month Santa Sabina Center’s online… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Wait Without Hope”

Wednesday of Hope – Accepting Disappointment

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr. 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.” So this month’s quotes will be… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Accepting Disappointment”