Tag: online retreat

Wednesday of Hope – Wait Without Hope

I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope . . . wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought. So, the darkness shall be light and the stillness the dancing. – T.S. Eliot This month Santa Sabina Center’s online… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Wait Without Hope”

The Fog of Uncertainty

Opportunity is often delivered in a fog of uncertainty. – Kahlil Gibran This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will be related to groundlessness… Continue Reading “The Fog of Uncertainty”

What to Do about Evil?

Thomas Berry has an idea that is worth mentioning here, that the greatest evil in human history has been caused by people working to eliminate evil. They have a clear idea about what evil is, and they have all this passion to get rid… Continue Reading “What to Do about Evil?”

Let Us Join All of Creation in the Dance

The more we persist in misunderstanding the phenomena of life, the more we analyze them out into strange finalities and complex purposes of our own, the more we involve ourselves in sadness, absurdity, and despair. But it does not matter much, because no despair… Continue Reading “Let Us Join All of Creation in the Dance”

Wakening to Oneness – Right Here, Right Now – This Very Atom

The material of the doomed stars and the material of my doomed body are actually the same material. Literally the same atoms… It is astonishing but true that if I could attach a small tag to each of the atoms of my body and… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Right Here, Right Now – This Very Atom”

Wakening to Oneness – Our Collective Boat

We’re all in the same boat – radiant and broken . . . – Sy Safransky This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Our Collective Boat”

Just Keep Going

Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. – Rainer Maria Rilke This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this… Continue Reading “Just Keep Going”

Wednesday of Hope – Accepting Disappointment

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr. This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will be… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Accepting Disappointment”

The Beauty Brought by Cataclysm

The fifth power is cataclysm. Cataclysm is the process by which the universe destroys some of its structures-not only in the sense of accidents that might happen but also as a part of its ongoing emergence. The universe systematically breaks apart particular aspects of… Continue Reading “The Beauty Brought by Cataclysm”

The Blessing Found in a Curse

What is the sharpest fact in your life right now? Take a moment to consider your most haunting terror, your most persistent aggravation or relentless criticism of yourself, or a deep shame you have taken upon yourself. Feel it in your body. That terror,… Continue Reading “The Blessing Found in a Curse”