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Listening to the Divine through the Natural World

[T]he divine communicates to us primarily through the language of the natural world. Not to hear the natural world is not to hear the divine. – Thomas Berry, The Sacred Universe (2009)  To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and… Continue Reading “Listening to the Divine through the Natural World”

Gardens Say “I Love You”

A garden is a way that the land says, “I love you.”…Gardens are simultaneously a material and a spiritual undertaking. Robin Wall Kimmerer To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Gardens As Teachers

“We learn from our gardens to deal with the most urgent question of the time: How much is enough?” Wendell Berry To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Magnificence of Lilacs

“What we can say with some certainty is that nature is creative. And the forms of creativity that pervade nature are neither haphazard nor determined, but rather, profoundly exploratory, capable of bringing forth such a display of magnificence that it endlessly evokes our wonder.”… Continue Reading “Magnificence of Lilacs”

Take Your Time Today

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu

Be Surprised

Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. – Alice Walker

Wednesday of Hope – You Cannot Hold Back Spring

You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming. – Pablo Neruda

Live in the Present

Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold. – Peace Pilgrim

Planting and Reaping

What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action. – Meister Eckhart

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is Not Unrealistic

The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be hopeful. – Paul Hawken