Tag: trees

What Mountains and Rivers Know

“I like geography best, he said, because your mountains and rivers know the secret. Pay no attention to boundaries.” – Brian Andreas, StoryPeople To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

The Field of Meeting

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.” – Rumi… Continue Reading “The Field of Meeting”

Finding the Divine Essence

“I, the fiery life of divine essence, am aflame beyond the beauty of the meadows, I gleam in the waters, and I burn in the sun, moon and stars.” – Hildegard of Bingen From March 11-14, 2021, Santa Sabina Center will offer an Online… Continue Reading “Finding the Divine Essence”

Are We Ever Out of Communion with God?

“The place you are right now, God circled on a map for you.”– Hafiz To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

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

To What Shall I Pay Attention?

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page

What Is the Message of the Forest?

While riding our bikes along a path in the forest, the sun spangling through the trees into our eyes, young Guthrie called over his shoulder: “Dad! Maybe the sun through the trees is doing Morse Code telling us the meaning of life!” A little… Continue Reading “What Is the Message of the Forest?”

To Be a Dancer

If you want to be a dancer,” she said, “If you want to dance with another, you will listen to moving water. You will start with steps, and then learn pure flow. – Kim Stafford, from “The Play of Moving Water,” Wind on the Waves:… Continue Reading “To Be a Dancer”

Hello, Sun in my Face!

Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields…Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. – Mary Oliver To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go… Continue Reading “Hello, Sun in my Face!”

Our Journey Demands It

Let us go, for the length of our journey demands it.― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina Center’s online retreat is “Finding Our Way through the Dark Woods: A Retreat with Dante’s Divine Comedy,” with Kayleen Asbo. So this month’s quotes… Continue Reading “Our Journey Demands It”