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Wednesday of Hope – Keep Our Eyes Open

One mustn’t close one’s eyes to difficulty and to shortcomings; the more one recognizes them, the less they upset one. – Teilhard de Chardin This month, on October 17th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Teilhard the Mystic: Exploring the Five Circles of the… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Keep Our Eyes Open”

Wednesday of Hope – Trusting in the Slow Work of God

Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new. And… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Trusting in the Slow Work of God”

What to Do about Evil?

Thomas Berry has an idea that is worth mentioning here, that the greatest evil in human history has been caused by people working to eliminate evil. They have a clear idea about what evil is, and they have all this passion to get rid… Continue Reading “What to Do about Evil?”

Wakening to Oneness – Right Here, Right Now – This Very Atom

The material of the doomed stars and the material of my doomed body are actually the same material. Literally the same atoms… It is astonishing but true that if I could attach a small tag to each of the atoms of my body and… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Right Here, Right Now – This Very Atom”

Wakening to Oneness – Our Collective Boat

We’re all in the same boat – radiant and broken . . . – Sy Safransky This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will… Continue Reading “Wakening to Oneness – Our Collective Boat”

The Ground Has Always Been Shaky

Fear is a very timely topic now, because fear these days seems so palpable, so atmospheric. You can almost smell the fear around you. The polarization, fundamentalism, aggression, violence, and unkindness that are happening everywhere on the planet – these bring out our fear… Continue Reading “The Ground Has Always Been Shaky”

Living in Calamity

To be a human is to live in calamity. – Ling Xing, a Zen woman ancestor This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective on Living in Interesting Times.” So this month’s quotes will… Continue Reading “Living in Calamity”

Burnishing Us into an Object of Delight

The same pain that can blemish our personality can act as a creative force, burnishing it into an object of delight. – Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan This month Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Grounding Ourselves When There is No Ground: A Buddhist-Christian Perspective… Continue Reading “Burnishing Us into an Object of Delight”

Wakening to Oneness – to the Cosmos Within & Without

The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the Universe to know itself.  – Carl Sagan

Where Do I Begin? Where Do I End?

Finding where exactly the outside world ends and I begin—is not so easy. – Nora Bateson