This month I am using quotes from the wonderful book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse, by Charlie Mackesy. “I’m so small,” said the mole. “Yes,” said the boy, “but you make a huge difference.” To learn about and/or register for… Continue Reading “Smallness”
The first act of awe, when man was struck with the beauty or wonder of Nature, was the first spiritual experience. – Henryk Skolimowski Join us at Santa Sabina Center for a Writing Retreat with Kim Stafford: “Your Archive of the Unspoken,” from April… Continue Reading “Awe”
“Be a lamp or a lifeboat or a ladder. Help someone’s soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd.” Rumi To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page
A garden is a way that the land says, “I love you.”…Gardens are simultaneously a material and a spiritual undertaking. Robin Wall Kimmerer To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
“We are so brief. A one-day dandelion. A seedpod skittering across the ice. We are a feather falling from the wing of a bird. I don’t know why it is given to us to be so mortal and to feel so much. It is… Continue Reading “We Are a One-Day Dandelion”
“To be alive in this beautiful, self-organizing universe — to participate in the dance of life with senses to perceive it, lungs that breathe it, organs that draw nourishment from it — is a wonder beyond words.” Joanna Macy To learn about and/or register… Continue Reading “To Be Alive”
We feel like separate water droplets but we are also ocean. Jane Hirshfield To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
“You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that Earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children what we have taught… Continue Reading “The Ground Is Our Ancestors”
“Only when peace lives within each of us, will it live outside of us. We must be the wombs for a new harmony. When it is small, peace is fragile. Like a baby, it needs nurturing attention. We must protect peace from violence and… Continue Reading “Protecting Peace”
“In all ten directions of the universe.there is only one truth. When we see clearly,the great teachings are the sameWhat can ever be lost? What can be obtained? If we attain something, it was there from/ the beginning of time. If we lost something,it… Continue Reading “Hiding Somewhere Near Us”