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Gravity Board’s Summary of Third Party Inquiry Findings

This post is an update to our previous statement on June 14, 2020 in relation to allegations of misconduct made against Chris Heuertz. The Board of Directors of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism (“Gravity”), requested an inquiry conducted by an independent third party. That inquiry has concluded and in the spirit of transparency we […]

A Statement from Gravity’s Board of Directors

This statement is being released by the current Board of Directors of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism. For nearly a decade, Gravity has committed to creating a work environment that models humility, vulnerability, growth, and transformation. Gravity takes seriously the responsibility to lift up and value vulnerable people and communities, and therefore, our organization […]

A Statement from Gravity’s Board of Directors

This statement is being released by the current Board of Directors of Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism. For nearly a decade, Gravity has committed to creating a work environment that models humility, vulnerability, growth, and transformation. Gravity takes seriously the responsibility to lift up and value vulnerable people and communities, and therefore, our organization […]

A Springtime Winter: Learning to Be During COVID19

“Winter preserves and strengthens a tree. Rather than expending its strength on the exterior surface, its sap is forced deeper and deeper into its interior depth. In winter, a tougher, more resilient life is firmly established. Winter is necessary for the tree to survive and flourish.” Thomas Merton  It is March 20, 2020 and we […]

Poetry for Perspective During COVID19

by Lynn Ungar   What if you thought of it as [an unexpected] Sabbath —the most sacred of times?   Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world  different than it is.   Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. […]

Chris Heuertz

Jack and Jasinda interview Chris Heuertz, an incredible author, Enneagram expert, spiritual trailblazer, and philosopher. This is by far the most in-depth and thought-provoking episode yet. Far from a broad-range discussion of Enneagram types, this conversation dives deep, tackling spirituality, failure, compassion, parenting, and so much more…

So good you may want to listen to this one twice.

Chris Heuertz

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cocooned

by Debbie Stevenson In spring 2018 I was on a personal silent retreat. It was one of the last steps before graduating from a 3 year spiritual direction program. During those 3 days of silence, I discovered a desire for expression. I first began to notice this desire during my spiritual direction training and it […]

born again.

by Kevin Eicher Many years ago I was deeply involved in what I will call “the church of my youth”. One day a friend asked me a question about my beliefs. That question lead me to other questions and I soon found myself, as I put it then: “lying on the valley floor” beat up and […]

Second Axial Awakening

by Matthew Wright Running through the history of our planet is a current of spiritual awakening. Beginning as a trickle, it flows through the cracks of history, touching at first individuals, now washing out, over and through interconnected circles, building in force, moving to gather up all things in its embrace. The current flowed in […]

New Contemplative Leaders Exchange

 A Reflection by Phileena Heuertz   Last year, at the invitation of renowned Cistercian monk Fr. Thomas Keating, four of among the most prominent living western Christian contemplative teachers gathered in Snowmass at St. Benedict’s Monastery. In addition to Fr. Keating, three others gathered in respectful friendship: Rev. Dr. Tilden Edwards, Fr. Laurence Freeman, and […]

i am because we are

by Elisabeth Barahona Marriage is a mysterious journey of learning how to consent to God in order to learn how to say “yes” to one’s spouse.  It is a delicate interdependence of honoring both the I and the we in this journey towards marital togetherness.  Archbishop Desmond Tutu provides a powerful framework called Ubuntu that […]

Questions > Answers.

By George Mekhail    I have changed a lot over the past 18 months. I’ve deconstructed much of my worldview and consider the journey as just getting started. I am a heretic, a pirate and a mystic. I used to see things very differently than I see them today, and I hope that this process of […]

Contemplative Prayer Fosters Solidarity

by Kent Annan   When writing my new book, Slow Kingdom Coming, my attention kept getting drawn to themes of contemplative activism and of doing good better—that is, to very Gravity-like themes! My work with Haiti Partners over the years has given me a deep appreciation for values like solidarity with people in poverty, justice […]

Contemplative Life and Parenting

by Mindy Durias   The alarm rings. It’s 5:00am. I drag myself out of bed, prepare my favorite French pressed coffee, grab my stack of books and settle on the loveseat for the hour or so I have before the rest of the house begins to stir. I read words of wisdom and hope from […]