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!

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 shopping to home...

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...