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There Is Nothing to which We Are Not Related

“Everything that is in the heavens, on earth, and under the earth is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online Retreat with Kayleen Asbo: “Claiming our Inner Light and Truth.”… Continue Reading “There Is Nothing to which We Are Not Related”

Joanna Macy on Gratitude

“In times of turmoil and danger, gratitude helps to steady and ground us.  It brings us into presence, and our full presence is perhaps the best offering we can make to our world.” – Joanna Macy To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and… Continue Reading “Joanna Macy on Gratitude”

What Is My Relation to Nature?

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Gift of Chaos

I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift. – Septima Poinsette Clark This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective… Continue Reading “The Gift of Chaos”

Wakening to Oneness – Be Willing to Experience Aloneness

Willing to experience aloneness, I discover connection everywhere; Turning to face my fear, I meet the warrior who lives within. -Jennifer Welwood This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Be Willing to Experience Aloneness”

We Cannot Survive Singularly

Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist. – Paula Gunn Allen

Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Anticipation

Before, I always lived in anticipation . . . that it was all a preparation for something else, something “greater,” more “genuine.” But that feeling has dropped away from me completely. I live here and now, this minute, this day, to the full, and… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Letting Go of Anticipation”

Wisdom of Thoreau

I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind whispering among the reeds. It will be success if I shall have left myself behind. But my friends ask what I will do when I get… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Thoreau”

Plant Trees

Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books. – A. Whitney Brown, Wall at bookstore – Chicago Botanic Gardens

Wednesday of Hope – Breathing Hope

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing. – Arundhati Roy