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What Is Practice?

“He who distinguishes between the garden and practice cannot be said to have found the Way.” Muso Kokushi To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

On What Is Our Hope Based?

Above all, hope is based on relationships, on a collaborative connection with people as well as a higher power. – Louise Danielle Palmer To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Why Is This a Wonderful Day?

This a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before. – Maya Angelou To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

There Is Always Beauty

I’ve found that there is always some beauty left — in nature, sunshine, freedom, in yourself; these can all help you. – Anne Frank To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Anticipation

Before, I always lived in anticipation . . . that it was all a preparation for something else, something “greater,” more “genuine.” But that feeling has dropped away from me completely. I live here and now, this minute, this day, to the full, and… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Anticipation”

May I Be a Lamp

May I become an island for those seeking dry land A lamp for those needing light, A place of rest for those who desire one, And a servant for those needing service. – Shantideva

God in All Things

The day of my spiritual awakening was the day I saw–and knew I saw–all things in God and God in all things. – Mechtild of Magdeburg

May We Always Find the Capacity to Appreciate

The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy. – Abraham Maslow

Hear the Snowflake in the Silence

May you grow still enough to hear the stir of a single snowflake in the air, so that your inner silence may turn into hushed expectation. – David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Despite Everything . . . Live in Hope

Despite everything, life is full of beauty and meaning. – Etty Hillesum, Letters from Westerbork If Etty Hillesum could write this with all she endured, we too can  be women and men of hope, like this sparrow hanging upside down from tender branch in… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Despite Everything . . . Live in Hope”