Tag: ocean

Wind on the Waves

“We wanted to be wind on the waves – not the schooner, or even the sail that bellied and caught it. We wanted to be the wind itself. We wanted to dance and scamper, to be the spiral that hugs the planet, the wisp… Continue Reading “Wind on the Waves”

Grace on the Wing

Wings in the mist riding, gliding—no trace.Heart-surge song rising from inside—beauty’s custodian.A short, intense, breathless life—grace. – Kim Stafford, from “How Birds Live” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Speak Beauty to Power.”… Continue Reading “Grace on the Wing”

The Raindrop Is the Whole Ocean

Well, a bubble can’t last long, and a raindrop, what’s a raindrop for but to join the throng? Somehow they were aimed for the exact same moment in time, and they got there together. Then they were – what were they? The bubble opened,… Continue Reading “The Raindrop Is the Whole Ocean”

Grateful for the Light We Have

Seek not to count the future waves of Time;But be ye satisfied that you have lightEnough to take your step and find your foothold, – T. S. Eliot, “Two Choruses from ‘The Rock,’” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa… Continue Reading “Grateful for the Light We Have”

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is a gentle thought that often springs to life in me, because it speaks of you.– Dante Alighieri This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this… Continue Reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

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”

Seeing

The whole life lies in the verb seeing. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the Divine Milieu,” with Ruth Droege, OP. So this month’s quotes are from the… Continue Reading “Seeing”

Wakening to Oneness – We Are God Sparks!

All living beings are, so to speak, sparks from the radiation of God’s brilliance. These sparks mere from God like rays of the sun. – Hildegard of Bingen

Wednesday of Hope – Rainbows

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us — in the dreariest and most dreaded moments — can see a possibility of hope. – Maya Angelou

Whole Worlds of Wonder even in a Single Drop of Water

Mountains and oceans have whole worlds of innumerable wondrous features. We should understand that it is not only our distant surroundings that are like this, but even what is right here, even a single drop of water. – Eihei Dogen