The Celebrate Yourself Exercise: Self-Love With a Partner

By Adam J. Pearson The Fear of Shining Bright Every day, we find ourselves inundated with images of people who excel. Our popular media glorifies athletes, business moguls, and wealthy musical performers. Our advertisements favour the most beautiful and handsome models to showcase their products and set up standards of perfection, which unconsciously influence us even though we…

Anger: The Fierce Mask of Suffering

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction Anger can sometimes seem to loom over us like a baffling monster, terrifying and powerful. It can appear to rage through through the bodies of otherwise harmless people and possess them like demons. A flurry of yelling, a bombardment of hurtful words, and an explosion of harmful actions often follow when anger boils…

Residual Pain

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If we all were truly honest with ourselves, we would have to admit that there are some aspects of ourselves that are in pain. Life in some sense implies a certain amount of physical and emotional pain. It is the nature of life to be dynamic and explore drastic…

Authentic Talk vs. Telling People What They Want to Hear

By Adam J. Pearson I’ve found in my life that trying to figure out what we think people want to hear from us so we can reflect it back to them is exhausting. Why do we do it then? In most cases, the answer seems to be quite simply that we’re afraid to create a…

Fullness and Freedom: Re-Embracing Form as the Expression of the Formless

By Adam J. Pearson Welcome to the Now What do you experience here and now? If there’s one thing you know beyond all doubt, it’s that right here, right now, you’re aware. A universe of colour, form, sound,  touch, fragrance, and taste is flowing through your consciousness, leaving no traces. Right here, right now, your formless awareness is filled with forms….

these late night fears like ghosts that haunt my mind

By Adam J. Pearson these late night fears like ghosts that haunt my mind in twilight hours when sleep will not arrive, loop in great arcs with ancient thoughts to drive them on in circles seen a thousand times. their stories scream in threats, what ifs, and mights, that tell of how I’ll fail and…