Tag: long island

Beauty at Our Feet

“The air was hot and still. The waves were an old rhythm beside me. I knelt over flat sand, where the tallest wave had sorted a ribbon of shell. Some four-footed creature had been along, leaving a trail that turned aside, as mine did,… Continue Reading “Beauty at Our Feet”

Living in Harmony with the Doe

“She rose up, watched a moment for any response to her rising, then stretched and stepped out onto the open slope. Beside her, another doe rose up from the shade. The two stood, slightly oblique to one another, divided as the one’s ears had… Continue Reading “Living in Harmony with the Doe”

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”

Wakening to Oneness – Our Very Substance

And I saw no difference between God and our substance, but, as it were, all God; and still my understanding accepted that our substance is in God, that is to say that God is God, and our substance is a creature in God. For… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Our Very Substance”

Wednesday of Hope – Not Striving for Success

Hope is the ability to work for something because it’s good, not just because it stands a chance of succeeding. – Mary O’Driscoll, OP

Wednesday of Hope – Bringing Light

The desire for light produces light. – Simone Weil

The Job of a Lighthouse

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining. – Anne Lamott

Wednesday of Hope – Which Does Not Depend on Hopes

Faith leads to beliefs, just as hope leads to hopes. Yet faith does not depend on beliefs, nor does hope depend on hopes. – David Steindl-Rast

Suggestions for Committing Random Acts of Kindness

Have you ever been surprised by love? Surprised by beauty? Surprised by kindness? It is always a good time to share that kind of loving surprise with others. Here is a short list of ways to commit random acts of kindness. You could probably… Continue Reading “Suggestions for Committing Random Acts of Kindness”

Expect the Unexpected

..there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths. – Mark Nepo