A Wildfire Love

By Adam J. Pearson For a recorded reading of this poem, feel free to listen here: Love affirms connection; Fear sees separation; Love accepts in safety; Fear trembles, insecure. The deeper I love without conditions, Without requiring anything in return, The safer I feel, And the more fearless. I cannot offer safety to others If I myself feel unsafe, But…

Lovedrunk: An Ode to Rumi

By Adam J. Pearson Oh Rumi– Wise master of the Sufis, Greatest of the mystic poets, How light you write In golden words that soar like birds, Of those who dance in dazzling turns And spin in wild spirals. Dazed and dreamlike, dancing drunk On the finest wine of love, Which pours out of the Oneness To fill cup-like open hearts When the doors…

Conscious Living: How to Practice Resistance-Releasing Meditation (RRM)

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction – Why We Don’t Meditate From talking to many people about their experiences and observing my own mind’s hilariously nonsensical responses, I’ve noticed two interesting facts: Almost everyone agrees that meditation is physically, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally good for us. And most of us decide not to practice it. If…

The Sun and the Cloud

By Adam J. Pearson Listen and hear these words that speak the truth About the obstacles to being aware Of Love’s presence within us–here is proof, Of the inward reality we share. Close your eyes for a moment–can you see A cloud move in front of a golden Sun? It seems from our viewpoint that this tiny Grey…

Release the Past to Free the Present: Another Meaning of Forgiveness

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction In “Forgive and Be Free: The Liberating Power of Forgiveness,” I introduced the practice of forgiveness and its tremendous ability to transform our lives and give us a greater sense of inner freedom. At the end of that article, I emphasized an encouraging feature of forgiveness, namely that: I only have to choose to forgive once and…

Catastrophizing: How to Handle Worst-Case Scenario Thinking

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: An Embarrassing Story from Culinary School When I was in culinary school, I took a course in Advanced Small-Quantity Cooking with a true master Chef. Chef Buttler was so good that he worked as an examiner of the top Chefs in Canada who wanted to attain the exalted rank of Certified Chef de Cuisine (CCC),…

The Gateway into Presence: Resting in the Sense “I Am”

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: Experiencing Presence In previous articles, I have presented a few ways to directly ‘taste’ nonduality or being “One without a second” as The Upanishads put it. One way involves seeing through the cognitive construction of separation to see that prior to concepts, no such separation appears. A second way uses total forgiveness to reveal not-twoness by lovingly releasing the grievances…

What is My Religion?

By Adam J. Pearson. Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows that I’ve had quite an adventure of a spiritual life. Over the years, I’ve prayed alongside Christians of many denominations, chanted with Sufis as dervishes whirled, sang with Jews in a synagogue, bowed alongside Muslims in Mosques, sat in Zen meditation with Buddhist monks,…

The Terror of Inner Peace or How The Ego Keeps Us Miserable

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction My delightful Australian friend Si recently asked me an excellent question, which, like all excellent questions, has the power to open the doors to a whole new way of seeing. He asked: Can we be afraid of inner peace? Or, in other words, can we be afraid of attaining the very peace for which we yearn?…