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The Call of Hope

“Hope just means another world might be possible, not promise, not guaranteed. Hope calls for action; action is impossible without hope.” Rebecca Solnit To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

More than a Forest

“When a forest gets to be this old and untouched, it becomes something more than a forest. It becomes what we would think of as a mind, with history, knowledge, memory, and foresight.” Rick Bass To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “More than a Forest”

Observe the Wonders

“Observe the wonders as they occur around you. Don’t claim them. Feel the artistry moving through and be silent.” Jalaluddin Rumi To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Living Poems

“Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their families, their histories too. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems.” – Joy Harjo To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.

Gardening Gratefulness

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust

Gaining Wisdom from Creation

A truly wise person kneels at the feet of all creatures. – Mechtild of Magdeburg  

We Create Hope

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. – Lin Yutang

The Magic of the Words “Thank You”

The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words “thank you”, I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything. – Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

More on Diversity

Many paths lead from the foot of the mountain, but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon. – Ikkyu – Zen-monk poet, 1394-1481

Let Us Walk Together

From of old there were not two paths. “Those who have arrived” all walked the same road. -Zenrin, The Gospel According to Zen