Tag: poetry

Earth Prayer – Part 2

Let us, when swimming with the stream, become the stream. Let us, when moving with the music, become the music. Let us, when rocking the wounded,  become the suffering. – Mark Nepo Starting August 13th, Santa Sabina Center is offering an online retreat with… Continue Reading “Earth Prayer – Part 2”

Celebrating Perfect Light

Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. – Sarah Williams, Twilight Hours: A Legacy of Verse At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can… Continue Reading “Celebrating Perfect Light”

Wishing you a Christmas of Wonder

The child wonders at the Christmas Tree:Let him continue in the spirit of wonder. . .. . . So that before the end, the eightieth Christmas(By “eightieth” meaning whichever is last)The accumulated memories of annual emotionMay be concentrated into a great joy – T.S. Eliot, “The… Continue Reading “Wishing you a Christmas of Wonder”

Advent Waiting as We Near Our Destination

The Journey of the Magi …At the end we preferred to travel all night,Sleeping in snatches,With the voices singing in our ears, sayingThat this was all folly. Then at dawn we came down to a temperate valley…. ….And arriving at evening, not a moment… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting as We Near Our Destination”

Advent Waiting while Looking Deeply

Look deeply into your life.Search out the hidden thingswithin your circumstances.The beauty is there.Comfort and forgiveness are available.Hope is always waitingfor you to find. – William Martin, The Sage’s Tao Te Ching At Santa Sabina Center we await the time we can reopen for in-person… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting while Looking Deeply”

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”

Surrender

Surrender The boat I travel in is called Surrender. My two oars are instant forgiveness and gratitude — complete gratitude for the gift of life. I am thankful for the experience of this life, for the opportunity to dance. I get angry, I get… Continue Reading “Surrender”

Wisdom of the Guest

The Guest The Guest is inside you, and also inside me; You know the sprout is hidden inside the seed. We are all struggling; none of us has gone far. Let your arrogance go and look around inside. The blue sky opens out further… Continue Reading “Wisdom of the Guest”

Wednesday of Hope – Take Heart

Courage comes from the French word, Coeur, which means “heart.” In order to travel from clinging to letting go, we have to “take heart.” The heart is the seat of the will.  This is the place God awakens,’ the place where the gentle uprooting… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Take Heart”

Life Is a Garden

life is a garden, not a road we enter and exit through the same gate wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice – Bokonon