Throughout your own life, you may have asked: What is suffering? Zen teacher John Tarrant provides a straightforward perspective and offers 10 simple principles to help you navigate your way back out if you find yourself within the dark dungeon of suffering.
The whole of the ancient, master teachings on suffering come down to this: Suffering is the notion “This isn’t it.” Freedom, waking up, and fearlessness come down to the simplicity of: “Wait a minute, what if this is it?”
As Eric Francis explains, spring is a perfect time of the year for a series of eclipses, as the energy is already rising up out of the ground. A time of idealism and optimism, it’s also a time to look where you want to be, to project your life in that direction, and make the most of it.
Your throat is contracting, your fists are clenching—but don’t deny your anger, says Polly Young-Eisendrath. Instead, learn to mine it for new ways to work with yourself and the people you love.
The relationship between the mind and the body is a fundamental part of Dharma practice. As Anyen Rinpoche, founder of the Orgyen Khamdroling Dharma Center, explains, reflecting on the mind-body connection through mindfulness and self-discernment can help ground you and reconnect you in your own practice—which we all can use from time to time.
When we take religion away from our understanding of faith, how do we define it? James Van Praagh, one of the world’s most renowned and respected spiritual mediums working today, suggests that faith is part of our spiritual nature and it's the part of us that informs intuitive knowing. Below, he describes how having faith can make you a better person too.
Sierra Bender, author of Goddess to the Core, says now is the time for women to be warriors of compassion and strength, and to become courageous protectors of our most important and precious resource, Mother Earth. After all, when we learn to heal ourselves, we also heal the earth.
Baron Baptiste shows us that sometimes our ability to say no actually serves our bigger yes.
Here's an exercise from yoga teacher Baron Baptiste, based on an old Cherokee story, to help you take a stand for an extraordinary life.
In this interview, Debbie Ford explains how facing your shadow can open up new pathways for your life.
Omega: Your career has focused on helping people understand their shadows, and you’ve written that we can’t have the full experience of the light without knowing the dark. Why do you consider the shadow is the gatekeeper to true freedom?