Tag: rachel naomi remen

Is Life Ever Ordinary?

“I no longer feel that life is ordinary. Everyday life is filled with mystery. The things we know are only a small part of the things we cannot know but can only glimpse. Yet even the smallest of glimpses can sustain us. Mystery seems… Continue Reading “Is Life Ever Ordinary?”

Be the Artist . . . . Be the Healer

“At the deepest level, the creative process and the healing process arise from a single source. When you are an artist, you are a healer.” Rachel Naomi Remen To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Tolerating Uncertainty

The willingness to consider possibility requires a tolerance of uncertainty. – Rachel Naomi Remen 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 be related… Continue Reading “Tolerating Uncertainty”

Acting Compassionately Naturally

When we know ourselves to be connected to all others, acting compassionately is simply the natural thing to do. – Rachel Naomi Remen


When you listen generously to people they can hear the truth in themselves, often for the first time. – Rachel Naomi Remen

Do We Miss the Wonder that Surrounds Us?

 Rachel Naomi Remen asks us: Days pass and the years vanish and we walk sightless among miracles. Oh Holy One, fill our eyes with seeing and our minds with knowing. Let there be moments when your Presence, like lightning, illumines the darkness in which… Continue Reading “Do We Miss the Wonder that Surrounds Us?”