Tag: pacific ocean

We Long for the Lightness of Being God Offers

“I reach out my hand to God that He may carry me along as a feather is borne weightlessly by the wind…” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our Inner Light… Continue Reading “We Long for the Lightness of Being God Offers”

Sacred Walking

“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s 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”

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”

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”

It Is Always Worth While

Would it have been worth while,After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor – And this, and so much more? – It is impossible to say just what I mean! –… Continue Reading “It Is Always Worth While”

Hope Calls for Action

Hope just means another world might be possible, not promised, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope. – Rebecca Solnit Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S. Eliot with… Continue Reading “Hope Calls for Action”

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!”