Tag: joanna macy

To Be Alive

“To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe — to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it — is a wonder beyond words.” Joanna Macy To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “To Be Alive”

To Be Alive

“To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe — to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it — is a wonder beyond words.” Joanna Macy To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “To Be Alive”

The Privilege of Being Alive Now

“Gratitude for the gift of life is the primary wellspring of all religions, the hallmark of the mystic, the source of all true art….It is a privilege to be alive in this time when we can choose to take part in the self-healing of… Continue Reading “The Privilege of Being Alive Now”

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?”

Touching the Holy

“All this hurrying soon will be over. Only when we tarry do we touch the holy.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, In Praise of Mortality, translated and edited by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings,… Continue Reading “Touching the Holy”

Joanna Macy on Gratitude

“In times of turmoil and danger, gratitude helps to steady and ground us.  It brings us into presence, and our full presence is perhaps the best offering we can make to our world.” – Joanna Macy To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and… Continue Reading “Joanna Macy on Gratitude”

Radical Uncertainty

It’s walking the razor’s edge of the sacred moment where you don’t know, you can’t count on, and comfort yourself with any sure hope. All you can know is your allegiance to life and your intention to serve it in this moment that we… Continue Reading “Radical Uncertainty”

Wednesday of Hope – Which Doesn’t Require Optimism

Since Active Hope doesn’t require our optimism, we can apply it even in areas where we feel hopeless. The guiding impetus is intention; we choose what we aim to bring about, act for, or express. Rather than weighing our chances and proceeding only when… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Which Doesn’t Require Optimism”

Wednesday of Hope – 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

Wednesday of Hope – Embrace Radical Presence

The most radical thing any of us can do at this time is to be fully present to what is happening in the world. – Joanna Macy