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!

Winter Speaks: ‘Less Is More’

Winter Speaks: ‘Less Is More’

Winter speaks and whispers to the soul: Don't be afraid to turn inward. Solitude brings rewards. Slowing down & doing less is good for you. As I write, Western N.C. is experiencing more wintry weather. We've had a few dustings of snow in the New Year, and sleet...

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 healing. At...

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....