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Here and Now

Everywhere is here and every when is now.– 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… Continue Reading “Here and Now”

Wakening to Oneness – to the Cosmos Within & Without

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the Universe to know itself.  – Carl Sagan

Touching the Sacred Here and Now

The sacred is not in heaven or far away. It is all around us, and small human rituals can connect us to its presence. – Alma Luz Villanueva

Wednesday of Hope – Joy from the Cliffs of Despair

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Welcoming Mistakes

Mistakes are the portal to discovery. – James Joyce

Wednesday of Hope – Wisdom from Helen Keller

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. – Helen Keller

Don’t Depend on What Happens

Joy is the happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens. – Br. David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Perspective

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Perspective”

Doorway to Gratitude

Attention is the doorway to gratitude, the doorway to wonder, the doorway to reciprocity. – Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Poetry of Life

There is not a particle of life which does not bear poetry within it. – Gustave Flaubert