Inspiration

Living a Vibrant Spiritual Life

Here you’ll find writings from our staff and associates. In the pursuit of a Vibrant Spiritual Life, you might appreciate words of inspiration and encouragement. We update this page regularly with fresh words and ideas; please return frequently!

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 recent...

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 flowers on the bush all looked...

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 stops...