Tag: nature

The Fruit of a Gentle Life

. . . a life of kind words and gentle gestures, planting seeds and seeking peace—where could that lead?  – Kim Stafford, from “Connect the Dots” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an Online Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Speak Beauty to… Continue Reading “The Fruit of a Gentle Life”

What Is the Message of the Forest?

While riding our bikes along a path in the forest, the sun spangling through the trees into our eyes, young Guthrie called over his shoulder: “Dad! Maybe the sun through the trees is doing Morse Code telling us the meaning of life!” A little… Continue Reading “What Is the Message of the Forest?”

Gratitude for What Is Given

The waves and the wind have a kinship in that cove I’ve not seen anywhere else. There’s a place out on the water I call Salt Taste, because of how the wind whips and water spits around the rocks. The wind spins past the… Continue Reading “Gratitude for What Is Given”

To Be a Dancer

If you want to be a dancer,” she said, “If you want to dance with another, you will listen to moving water. You will start with steps, and then learn pure flow. – Kim Stafford, from “The Play of Moving Water,” Wind on the Waves:… Continue Reading “To Be a Dancer”

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”

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

Beauty

Beauty seen makes the one who sees it more beautiful. – David Steindl-Rast To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Change

All that you touch you Change. All that you Change Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change. – Octavia E. Butler To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Hello, Sun in my Face!

Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. – Mary Oliver To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “Hello, Sun in my Face!”