Tag: lotus blossom

What Beauty Opens Us To

“When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space.” – Elaine Scarry Join us for a silent retreat in the Dominican Tradition from August 2-7, 2002 . .… Continue Reading “What Beauty Opens Us To”

The Calmness of Life

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. – Ralph H. Blum To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Wednesday of Hope – No Mud, No Lotus

It takes mud for the lotus to become itself, and the greater the mud in your life, the greater the lotus blossom. – Jakusho Kwong, No Beginning, No End

Uncontrollable Nature

Nature just, “is.” It cannot be controlled. People can mess around with it. They can interfere with it. They can pollute it. They can damage it. They can degrade it. But they can never really control. it. The sun will rise every day. The… Continue Reading “Uncontrollable Nature”