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Trees Are Sanctuaries

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” Herman Hesse To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Life Overcoming Adversity

“Pine is born to a cleft in stone, and makes the most of it. Whitebark is most primitive: the cones must rot before the seeds can split and live. As in the parable, one fell here on stony ground. Unlike the parable, this tough… Continue Reading “Life Overcoming Adversity”

The Earth Itself Is Alive

Some scientists go so far as to suggest that Earth itself is alive, that it is actively coordinating the temperature of its atmosphere or the salinity of its oceans. Brian Swimme, Journey of the Universe

Joy in Unlikely Places

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh