Tag: muir woods

Finding Sacredness

“The forest is not merely an expression or representation of sacredness, nor a place to invoke the sacred; the forest is sacredness itself.” Richard Nelson To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Entering Natural Cathedrals

Groves of redwoods…are often compared to the naves of great cathedrals: the silence; the green, filtered, numinous light. A single banyan, each with its multitude of trunks, is like a temple or mosque—a living colonnade. But the metaphor should be the other way around.  The… Continue Reading “Entering Natural Cathedrals”

Wednesday of Hope – Deep Trust

Deep trust in life is not a feeling but a stance that you deliberately take. It is the attitude we call courage. – David Steindal-Rast

Animals Are People Too! And, of course, Trees.

Animals are people, too. As are plants. And water. And soil. This is the fundamental insight at the heart of all eco-spiritual work. But to get that insight, we have to get with the big picture. To get that insight, we have to climb… Continue Reading “Animals Are People Too! And, of course, Trees.”

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 3

As we face the grand ecological crisis of our time, our most important renewable resource is hope. We simply must put it on with our shoes each morning. -Barbara Kingsolver

Creating a Future

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination. – John Schaar

No Wrong Turns

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

Where Does Wisdom Lead?

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

All Creation Teaches Us

One should pay attention to even the smallest crawling creature for these may have a valuable lesson to teach us. – Black Elk in All Our Relatives by Paul Goble

Life from Broken Branches and Fallen Leaves

As the tree is fertilized by its own broken branches and fallen leaves and grows out of its own decay, so [people] and nations are bettered and improved by trial and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations. – F.W. Robinson