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Omega Institute Exercise Your Joy Muscle
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions," says the Dalai Lama.  Many experts and spiritual teachers tell us that happiness, or joy, is a choice that we make. In fact, research shows you can get happy in seconds once you have found the right tools. Try a few of these simple exercises to help boost your mood and feel more joy each day. More
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Jelalluddin Rumi wrote poems so alive and clear that even today—eight centuries later—they shimmer with freshness. Rumi often speaks of the “Open Secret.” He says that each one of us is trying to hide a secret—not a big, bad secret, but a more subtle and pervasive one. Open Secret Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you've been given, the door will open. —Rumi More
Omega Institute Soul to Soul in Life by Ram Dass
An Interview With Ram Dass, Part 1
Lois: Your book, Polishing the Mirror, reminds us to live from our spiritual heart, which is a regular ongoing practice. What is the most important thing that you are learning as you continue to "polish" your own "mirror"? Ram Dass: I’m learning about love. I’m learning that God is love. That all things—like trees and cars and everything—are made of love. And that I am made of love. That’s radiance. It’s insight. I’m learning how to identify with my soul rather than my ego. So the soul is just love, love, love. More
The Soul’s Place on Earth by Mark Nepo
Every day, the heart keeps beating and the lungs keep breathing. Likewise, the endless practice of bringing our soul into the world lets us keep unfolding. It’s a limitless journey of coming alive, which entails the messy, joyous, unfathomable drama of being human. More
Explore this month’s astrology and its celestial influence in your life with Eric Francis. Aries (March 20-April 19) More
Omega Institute Writers Can Change the World: An Interview With Erica Jong
An Interview with Erica Jong
Omega: How can writing help the future of feminism? More
Omega Institute Dancing Meditation 101
What it is: Dancing meditation helps you cultivate a sense of oneness as you focus on the music and rhythms of the dance. The practice can be quiet and meditative or ecstatic, rhythmic, and trance-inducing. Some forms of dancing meditation encourage you to interact with others, sing, or make noise as you dance.   More
Omega Institute What’s Your Greatest Spiritual Lesson? by Brian Weiss
Omega: What’s your greatest spiritual lesson so far and what advice do you have for those going through difficult times now? Brian: It gets back to that knowledge that we are not just the body or the brain. We are spiritual beings. We are always being reunited or reconnected. Our physical forms may change. You are like an actor on a stage at the end of a play; we go offstage, but then we come back. More
Omega Institute Raising a Digital Native
What the Research Says About Parenting in the Age of Technology
Richie Byrne is the warm-up comedian for The Dr. Oz Show. One of his funniest jokes is when he asks people to turn off their cell phones, “If you don't know how to turn off your phone, don’t worry, we have a 9-year-old standing by to help you.” Today's children have grown up surrounded by technology and they seem to understand how to work any device. They're called digital natives. More

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