Tag: ocean

Ash Wednesday – A Time to Forgive

“In our society, forgiveness is often seen as weakness. People who forgive those who have hurt them or their family are made to look as if they really don’t care about their loved ones. But forgiveness is tremendous strength. It is the action of… Continue Reading “Ash Wednesday – A Time to Forgive”

Hope Opens Doors

“Hope is a great tool when it comes to forming new habits and letting go of older, obsolete habits. Hope opens the door to possibility and allows us to envision change, particularly change that we desire.” Andrew Mellen, UnStuff your Life To learn about… Continue Reading “Hope Opens Doors”

Is Life Ever Ordinary?

“I no longer feel that life is ordinary. Everyday life is filled with mystery. The things we know are only a small part of the things we cannot know but can only glimpse. Yet even the smallest of glimpses can sustain us. Mystery seems… Continue Reading “Is Life Ever Ordinary?”

Experiencing Beauty

“Whenever I experience something beautiful, I am with Soul. That moment of inward breath, that pause and awareness of “how beautiful this is” is a prayer of appreciation, a moment of gratitude in which I behold beauty and am one with it.” – Jean… Continue Reading “Experiencing Beauty”

Miracle of Oneness

All know that the drop merges into the ocean, but few know that the ocean merges into the drop. – Kabir To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

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!”