A Call to Council

A Call to Council

by Nicola Karesh, guest writer   Lost souls are falling down into the darkness Falling by the wayside As we continue to fail them one by one. We fail them when we forget who we truly are at our heart center And instead, mask as lies, deceit and disingenuousness....
Community = ‘I Am Because We Are’

Community = ‘I Am Because We Are’

Community = I Am Because We Are by CSW Director Rob Field   I’m writing these words on Independence Day. And I’m certain I enjoy the Fourth of July as much as the average American, if not more. I love a holiday that celebrates our country and the...
A New Dawn at CSW

A New Dawn at CSW

A New Dawn at CSW by CSW Director Rob Field   The beginning of the end of the pandemic is part of the picture, but not the whole story. A new chapter is starting to unfold at Center for Spiritual Wisdom. Like a hiker at dawn, however — before the mist has lifted,...
Spirituality: A Mystery With Many Faces

Spirituality: A Mystery With Many Faces

by CSW Director Rob Field What is spirituality? Is it possible to have a single “objective” definition? Or is it better to leave it up to each of us to create our own? My colleagues and I at Center for Spiritual Wisdom have been talking about this a lot in...
Re-Connecting, Re-Awakening

Re-Connecting, Re-Awakening

“ROB, WE HAVE TO STOP.”   I was taking a walk with a friend, in some of the gorgeous weather we’ve had lately in Western N.C. She said these words as we walked near a bush, bursting with new blossoms. I’m so glad she stopped me! The...
Hope Comes Again

Hope Comes Again

  When it comes to faith, hope, and love, poets can express what the rest of us find hard to put into words. Here’s what Emily Dickinson said about hope: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never...