Marcia Ann Gillespie, author, editor, and activist, describes the spiritual context that runs through all her work and relationships.

Omega: How can the second agreement, “Don’t take anything personally,” be useful for us when it comes to family members and friends?

don Miguel Jr.: My father taught me that I’m responsible to the tips of...

A miracle is a shift in thinking, a shift from fear to love.

At first glance that sounds a bit ridiculous. How does shifting a thought cause a miraculous change?

And yet it does that exactly. For every thought we think creates form...

Hope has a bad name these days among certain teachers.

On the one hand, it seems to suggest wishful thinking that distracts us from a sober assessment of reality and fosters unrealistic expectations. As Nietzsche put it, “Hope is the...

A Union of Ideals

By the grace of many Eastern traditions, teachers, and ancestors, white Western dharma communities have at their disposal profoundly liberating teachings and practices that have the power to sever at...

The writer, activist, and leader in the women’s rights movement, Gloria Steinem, shares insight into the historic roots of feminism right under our feet.

Sister Joan Chittister is one of the most articulate social analysts and influential religious leaders of our time, presenting with the Dalai Lama and working with the UN. In this excerpt she speaks to religion, war, and women’s place in...

The fifth agreement is: be skeptical, but learn to listen. Be skeptical because most of what you hear isn’t true.

You know that humans speak with symbols and that symbols aren’t the truth. Symbols are only the truth because we...

Omega: More people seem to be "waking up" spiritually than ever before, yet there also seems to be more injustice in the world. How can those who are waking up be effective game changers and not be overwhelmed by fear, anger, or...