Tag: waves

Clouds Appearing

“Clouds appear free of care And carefree drift away. But the carefree mind is not to be “found” — To find it, first stop looking around.” Wang An-Shih, A Drifting Boat: Chinese Zen Poetry, trans. J. W. Wallis To learn about and/or register for Santa… Continue Reading “Clouds Appearing”

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”

Experiencing Beauty

“Whenever I experience something beautiful, I am with Soul. That moment of inward breath, that pause and awareness of “how beautiful this is” is a prayer of appreciation, a moment of gratitude in which I behold beauty and am one with it.” – Jean… Continue Reading “Experiencing Beauty”

Giving and Gathering

“The ocean is smart – the waves recede to gather energy for the next one.” – Carole Starkes To learn more and/or register for Santa Sabina Center 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

Wisdom of Thomas Berry

“The naïve assumption that the natural world is there to be possessed and used by humans for their advantage and in an unlimited manner cannot be accepted.” – Thomas Berry, The Great Work To learn about Santa Sabina Center’s online retreats and offerings, please… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Thomas Berry”

Where Do the Waves Begin?

“She heard the staggered heartbeat of the waves outside, the syncopated drip of the faucet. She wondered where a wave started. Maybe it started way out there in a storm. But it came here, to this coast, in this moment. . . . It… Continue Reading “Where Do the Waves Begin?”

The Raindrop Is the Whole Ocean

Well, a bubble can’t last long, and a raindrop, what’s a raindrop for but to join the throng? Somehow they were aimed for the exact same moment in time, and they got there together. Then they were – what were they? The bubble opened,… Continue Reading “The Raindrop Is the Whole Ocean”

Gratitude for What Is Given

The waves and the wind have a kinship in that cove I’ve not seen anywhere else. There’s a place out on the water I call Salt Taste, because of how the wind whips and water spits around the rocks. The wind spins past the… Continue Reading “Gratitude for What Is Given”

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”