Meditation is Keeping the Mind Before Thinking

By Adam J. Pearson The heart of jnana yoga And the practice of meditation, Are very, very simple. We just don’t think so. And so, we trust thinking it out Over abiding In the empty Mind before thinking, And think constantly About enlightenment, consciousness, Awareness, the absolute. Thought is helpful for many things, But not for…

The Heart of the Way: Not One, Nor Two

by Adam J. Pearson The true nature of reality Is neither One, nor two. To cut off Oneness, Leaves the concept of twoness, Like two sides of a coin. To cut off twoness, Leaves the concept of Oneness, Like the coin that has two sides. Without giving rise to heads, There can be no tails;…

No One Has Ever Hated Themselves

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: You’ve Never Hated What You Are, Only What You Believed You Were One of the most shocking things I ever discovered is that no one has ever hated themselves. Really. And trust me, I thought I did. There were periods that I thought I hated myself badly enough to want…

The Welcomeness Of Now

By Adam J. Pearson “The past and present wilt—I have filled them, emptied them. And proceed to fill my next fold of the future. (…) (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” ~ Walt Whitman in Song of Myself You may not feel it. You may feel unwelcome, as if the doors of life were closed…

Beyond “I Am”

By Adam J. Pearson What is That Beyond this and that, Freedom and bondage, Two and not-two, Oneness and multiplicity,  Center and periphery, Body and bodilessness, Mindfulness and mindlessness, Love and hatred, Getting and losing, Form and formless, Me and you, Us and them, Living and nonliving, Subject and object, Human and nonhuman, Sound and…

The Integral ‘Now’: Towards an Integration Of Einstein’s Relative Simultaneity and Eckhart Tolle’s Eternal Present

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction – Integral Thinking These days, I’ve been passionately interested in making my worldview as integral as possible. By this, I mean taking all of the partial truths I have learned from all of the different perspectives, models, and disciplines of knowledge that I’ve studied and connecting what could otherwise be ‘fragmentary’ or ‘compartmentalized’ understandings together into…

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…