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Focused Attention

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less we shall have for destruction.” Rachel Carson To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

We Turn to Earth

“It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility.” Rachel Carson Beginning July 15th, Santa Sabina Center offers the Online series, “Surprise, Laughter & Wonder,… Continue Reading “We Turn to Earth”

What Mountains and Rivers Know

“I like geography best, he said, because your mountains and rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.” – Brian Andreas, StoryPeople To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

At Home on a Bed of Fern

He would have a quiet way. He would be a peaceful man. And maybe, when he was a little older, he could make a cedar house somewhere, at a secret place, lie down on a bed of fern there, and live, for a time,… Continue Reading “At Home on a Bed of Fern”

Gifts of a Grateful Soul

A lack of a daily tonic of gratitude results in an anemic soul, which, in turn, contributes to a physical sense of listlessness. A grateful soul, on the other hand, is vibrant and animated and so permeates your body with zest and with an… Continue Reading “Gifts of a Grateful Soul”

God’s Will Is Our Peace

And [God’s] will is our peace; this is the seaTo which is moving onward whatsoeverIt doth create, and all that nature makes.– Dante Alighieri, Canto III, lines 85–87 (tr. Longfellow). This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way… Continue Reading “God’s Will Is Our Peace”

The Earth Itself Is Alive

Some scientists go so far as to suggest that Earth itself is alive, that it is actively coordinating the temperature of its atmosphere or the salinity of its oceans. Brian Swimme, Journey of the Universe

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in the New Year

Happy New Year!! May we continue in Hope.   The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hope in the New Year”

Wednesday of Hope – the Importance of Pausing

\Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. – Shakti Gawain

The World Needs Appreciation

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more… Continue Reading “The World Needs Appreciation”