“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.
“Laugh. Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.” Wendell Berry To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
“Looking at the Earth and the universe from the standpoint of awe, wonder and radical amazement at the grandeur and magnificent mystery of all being. That’s what the new bottom line is about.” Rabbi Michael Lerner To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “Look from the Standpoint of Awe”
“Imperfection and perfection go so hand in hand, and our dark and our light are so intertwined, that by trying to push the darkness or negative aspects of our life to the side… we are preventing ourselves from the fullness of life.” Jeff Bridges… Continue Reading “Imperfection and Perfection . . . Dark and Light”
“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences.” Deng Ming-Dao To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center… Continue Reading “The Nature of the Moon”
“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as… Continue Reading “Watching the Eternal Show”
“To be hopeful means to be uncertain about the future, to be tender toward possibilities, to be dedicated to change all the way down to the bottom of your heart.” Rebecca Solnit To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and… Continue Reading “The Gift of Uncertainty”
“The mystery of God touches us — or does not — in the smallest details: giving a strawberry, with love; receiving a touch, with love; sharing the snapdragon red of an autumn sunset, with love.” Marion Woodman, Coming Home to Myself To learn about… Continue Reading “Being Touched by Mystery”
“The earth is full of thresholds where beauty awaits the wonder of our gaze.” John O’Donohue 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 register for… Continue Reading “Thresholds of Wonder”