‘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...
The Wisdom of the Long View

The Wisdom of the Long View

I am writing three days before election day. And I have no clue what will happen in our country that day or thereafter. It’s hard to live with so much uncertainty. What will happen with coronavirus and COVID-19 in the coming months? When will the world have access to...
For the Beauty of the Earth

For the Beauty of the Earth

Note: Sr. Associate Tom Lewis is a founding board member of the Center and is developing a learning series for CSW called “The Sacred Earth.” Promises. We live on promises. And the promises of fall are all around us. It is thrilling to think of the changes...
The Wisdom In ‘We’re All Vulnerable’

The Wisdom In ‘We’re All Vulnerable’

We’re all vulnerable.   You, me, the President of the United States, and every other creature under the sun: all of us are fragile and exposed to the scary things of the world. Yet we prefer the illusion of invulnerability, don’t we? “I’m...
The World’s Wisdom Is Available NOW

The World’s Wisdom Is Available NOW

It’s hard to see the forest for the trees when one of the trees is COVID-19. If you’re like me, you’re hoping this is our once-per-century global calamity, and that we’ll be through the worst of it some time in 2021. While we’re busy...