The Light of the Mind

By Adam J. Pearson How is it that the bright light of the mind, Which should illuminate those I behold Like sunlight through tree silhouettes defined, Now stoops to shadow, shame, to blame and scold? How quick my mind, to cast a stone and scar, For when I see error and guilt, by chance, In others, they seem…

If You Free How You See, You Yourself Become Free

By Adam J. Pearson If we look at our fellow human beings and see only bodies to be judged and evaluated, then we do not see them at all; we see only surfaces and miss the great depths within them, like mistaking the tips of icebergs for all that they are and thereby missing the…

Forgive and Be Free: The Liberating Power of Forgiveness

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction I waited a long time before writing this article for two reasons. The first is that I really wanted forgiveness to sink in so that I could talk about it from the insider’s point of view of someone who practices it. The second is that I don’t consider myself to be an authority…

The Uncomfortable Truth About Healing a Broken Heart

By Adam J. Pearson Today, I heard something I have heard people say again and again over the years, something that is often toted by the cynical and the hurting as the best solution to the pain of heartbreak, namely, that: “The best way to not get your heart broken is to pretend that you…

Finding the Calm Within the Storm: Shame-Resilience in Practice

By Adam J. Pearson Shame and Vulnerability In her amazingly insightful book Daring Greatly, social worker and shame researcher Brene Brown explores the power of vulnerability, the nature of shame, and the secrets of shame-resilience. You may be thinking: “shame doesn’t apply to me!” To that, Dr. Brown has this to say: 1. We all…

Frames of Reverence

By Adam J. Pearson In relativity physics, we talk about “frames of reference.” A frame of reference is basically a point of view from which we are observing something. What if we had a correlative or analogous concept for spirituality? I would like to coin a new concept, which I call “a frame of reverence.” A…

The Power of Cold Showers

By Adam J. Pearson Want to make a small change to your lifestyle that can, without any exaggeration at all, change your whole life? It won’t even cost you a dime. You won’t have to go somewhere far away. You won’t even have to change your diet.All you have to do is take cold showers….