Is This Really the Time for “Unity”?

Is This Really the Time for “Unity”?

Is this really the time for unity in America? From a spiritual perspective, the answer might be Yes. Typically, I’m a hopeful, glass-half-full kind of person. So my default answer to such a question will almost always err on the side of peace, unity, and...
Fear or Love: Which Will It Be?

Fear or Love: Which Will It Be?

What will it be in this New Year: love or fear? My question will be an over-simplification to many, but I maintain it’s a fundamental dilemma for everyone, regardless of circumstance. With any situation we might encounter in 2021, which basic human impulse will...
‘This Is It’ – A Poem by MaryAnn Iyer

‘This Is It’ – A Poem by MaryAnn Iyer

Dr. MaryAnn Iyer, a friend of the Center, recently composed this poem that beautifully names the fundamental challenge faced by everyone on the spiritual journey. We want to have arrived. We want to be free of grief and fear, No longer pummeled by waves of anger....
‘Tis the Season for . . . Humility?

‘Tis the Season for . . . Humility?

In the United States, humility is not the first word that comes to mind during the winter holidays. In our materialistic and consumer-oriented culture, flashiness, “happiness,” and excess are typically celebrated by default if not intention. From gift...