Tag: path

Sleeping on the Mountain

He had to sleep on the mountain. Loved his friends, but had to sleep somewhere by the trail, under spruce, above the foggy sound of waves. Had to find the trail by feel, without  light. Had to say a blessing there. – Kim Stafford, from… Continue Reading “Sleeping on the Mountain”

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

The End Is Where We Start

What we call the beginning is often the endAnd to make an end is to make a beginning.The end is where we start from. – T. S. Eliot, “Little Gidding,” Four Quartets Starting today, January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center offers an online series on… Continue Reading “The End Is Where We Start”

Advent Waiting for All that Is Waiting for You

Excerpt from “Everything is Waiting for You” by David Whyte   Put down the weight of your aloneness and ease into the conversation.The kettle is singing even as it pours you a drink, the cooking pots have left their arrogant aloofness and seen the good… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting for All that Is Waiting for You”

The Art of God

Nature is the art of God.– 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 month’s quotes are from the writings of Dante. To learn more… Continue Reading “The Art of God”

Put Back All Sorrow

Put back all sorrow from your mind; and never forget that I am always by you should it occur again, as we walk on, that we find ourselves where others of this crew fall to such petty wrangling and upbraiding. The wish to hear… Continue Reading “Put Back All Sorrow”

Our Journey Demands It

Let us go, for the length of our journey demands it.― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy This month, on November 12th, 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 month’s quotes… Continue Reading “Our Journey Demands It”

How Do We Find Our True Journey?

It may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey . . . – Wendell Berry This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian… Continue Reading “How Do We Find Our True Journey?”

We Cannot Avoid Uncertainty

We can try to control the uncontrollable by looking for security and predictability, always hoping to be comfortable and safe. But the truth is that we can never avoid uncertainty. This not knowing is part of the adventure, and it’s also what makes us… Continue Reading “We Cannot Avoid Uncertainty”

The Future We Are Creating

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination. – John Schaar