Tag: whitethorn

Sleeping on the Mountain

He had to sleep on the mountain. Loved his friends, but had to sleep somewhere by the trail, under spruce, above the foggy sound of waves. Had to find the trail by feel, without  light. Had to say a blessing there. – Kim Stafford, from… Continue Reading “Sleeping on the Mountain”

Plant a Tree

Shall oil burn the sky? Or can human wisdom like a saplinggrow taller, greener, more generous? How can we know what lies ahead? Plant a tree, and see. – Kim Stafford, from “2519” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an Online Writing Retreat… Continue Reading “Plant a Tree”

We Came to See

We climbed, he first and I behind, until though a small round opening ahead of us, I saw the lovely things the heavens hold, and we came out to see once more the stars.― Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy This month, on November 12th, Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “We Came to See”

The Magic of Beginnings

And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings. – Meister Eckhart

Wakening to Oneness – Invisible Bonds

Things are united by invisible bonds. You cannot pick a flower without troubling a star. – Galileo Galilei

Wednesday of Hope – Seeds of Love

Every farmer who plants a seed takes a risk. We work through faith that the good deeds we do are to put down roots. The roots are invisible, but they sustain plants that may not give fruit for a while. How lovely is this… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Seeds of Love”

Life Is a Garden

life is a garden, not a road we enter and exit through the same gate wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice – Bokonon

Wednesday of Hope – Hopeful Eyes

Hopeful Eyes. Hope looks at all things the way a mother looks at her child, with a passion for the possible. That way of looking is creative. It creates the space in which perfection can unfold. More than that, the eyes of hope look… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hopeful Eyes”

Wednesday of Hope . . . . in Stillness

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair. – Howard Thurman

What tracks do you leave?

A good traveler leaves no track. -Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching