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You Are Ocean

“You are not just the drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop.” Rumi Beginning July 15th, Santa Sabina Center offers the Online series, “Surprise, Laughter & Wonder, with Patricia Bruno, OP & Jude Siciliano, OP.” To learn more and/or… Continue Reading “You Are Ocean”

What Road Do You Walk?

The Great Way has no gate;There are a thousand different roads.If you pass through this barrier once,You will walk independently in the universe.– Mumon Kai To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Sacred Walking

“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” – Thich Nhat Hanh To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

Grateful for the Light We Have

Seek not to count the future waves of Time;But be ye satisfied that you have lightEnough to take your step and find your foothold, – T. S. Eliot, “Two Choruses from ‘The Rock,’” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa… Continue Reading “Grateful for the Light We Have”

Let the Forest Be Your Teacher

Believe me as one who has experience, you will find much more among the woods then ever you will among books. Woods and stones will teach you what you can never hear from any master. – Bernard of Clairvaux

Our Companions

There is a trough in waves, A low spot Where horizon disappears And only sky And water Are our company. – Judy Brown, From the poem “Trough” – book The Sea Accepts All Rivers

Reverence and Respect for Life

Respect life, revere life. There is nothing more holy than life, nothing more divine than life. – Osho

Gratefulness Is a Bridge

I wonder if gratefulness is the bridge from sorrow to joy, spanning the chasm of our anxious striving. Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, celebrate what we’ve attained, and appreciate the familiar. For if we can’t be… Continue Reading “Gratefulness Is a Bridge”

Wednesday of Hope – What Is Defeat?

What is defeat?…Nothing but the first step to something better. – Wendell Berry When I hiked Mount Whitney with my friends Abby and Carolyn, we did not make it all the way to the tippity-top. We made it to Trail Crest at 13, 600… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – What Is Defeat?”

Wednesday of Hope – Infinite Hope

During the month of May, I will be using black and white photography. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. – Martin Luther King, Jr.