Inner Peace is the Space in Which the Conflicts Appear

By Adam J. Pearson One of the greatest things I ever learned was that the peace I sought was always here within me (and the same is true for you). It’s that space in which all the noise, the thoughts, and the crazy feelings appear. It’s the backdrop of the cacophony, the ‘sound and the…

Transforming Thoughts into Things: On the Power of Imagination

By Adam J. Pearson When you walk through the city, it might surprise you to realize that most of the things that you see around you began as thoughts. Think about all of the advertisements, game consoles, iPods, televisions, appliances, clothing items, buildings, streets, traffic light systems, and products. All of these things were born…

Beyond Belief: Releasing our Crutches and Finding our own Way

By Adam J. Pearson Many, or if I may say so, most people have certain fundamental delusions on which they rely in order to maintain their sanity and will to go on living. Our beliefs often become crutches that we dare not question because we don’t want to face the possibility that they might not be…

Worth in Our Own Eyes: On Moving from Holeness to Wholeness

By Adam J. Pearson It can be a hard lesson, but the more we learn to separate our sense of self-worth from other people’s attention and the need to feel whole from being noticed and praised, the more independent we become. We learn to feel whole even when alone and as we do, a lot…

Everyday Display (the Wandering World)

By Adam J. Pearson The wave-blue sky trickles cool into my cup– A reflection. The deep tree shades linger slow over the ranks– Of army ants. The funeral rain shapes clear streams that slide down A downcast face. And I view all a small speck spinning through space– The wandering world. *** I wrote this…

The Power of Myth and the Three Daughters of the Lord of Pleasure

By Adam J. Pearson Image: statues of the daughters of Kama / Mara dancing before the Buddha.  Myths, as Joseph Campbell often pointed out, are not simply primitive tales from ancient cultures. Rather, they are rich and powerful stories that offer universal insights into the human condition.  Campbell called this universal quality of myths, which…