Six Obstacles to Ceaselessly Abiding in the Feeling of Being

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction “There will be periods of frustration; there will be periods of doubt. Your worldly involvements would hamper your Sadhana (practice) and an atmosphere of defeat would prevail. But, come what may, just throw everything aside, don’t bother about anything and continue your abidance in the ‘I am’ with all earnestness….

Do The Worthy Thing You Fear To Do

By Adam J. Pearson Whatever you know to be of value and worth doing, but fear doing, resist doing, or can’t imagine yourself doing, do that. Your growth lies there. No one grows in their comfort zone. Feel the fear, discomfort, and vulnerability and do it anyway. Let the action flow through you with deliberateness,…

The Innocent Habit of Believing Unloving Thoughts

By Adam J. Pearson Friend: Things are slowly working out for me but I’m really struggling today and succumbing to suicidal thoughts. Me: I’m happy to hear that you feel that things are slowly working out. Healing and growth are a process and moments of struggle along the way are a normal part of that….

“I Shouldn’t Be Feeling What I Feel Right Now,” Is That True?

By Adam J. Pearson So, a thought pops up and says: “I shouldn’t be feeling what I feel right now…” That’s a good one! Can you absolutely know that’s true? What’s the reality? You’re feeling it! Reality has spoken. You should be feeling what you are feeling, because you are. That’s the reality. How do you know when…

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…

Stabilization, Insight, and the Four Images of the Diamond Sutra

By Adam J. Pearson [Cover Image by Doug Adams, Gungarama temple, 1998] “Subhuti, if bodhisattvas have images of self, images of person, images of a being, images of a liver of life, they are not bodhisattvas.” ~ From the Diamond Sutra, the oldest printed book in the world (printed via a 9th century block print)…

Satsang Hopping and the End of the Search

By Adam J. Pearson When I met my Guru, he told me: “You are not what you take yourself to be. Find out what you are. Watch the sense ‘I am’, find your real Self.” I obeyed him, because I trusted him. I did as he told me. All my spare time I would spend…

The Vibrancy of Life and the Deadness of the “Story of Me”

By Adam J. Pearson The mind’s constant storytelling about “me” and “my” and “mine” is so clearly… dead. It’s a mental process generated by a live brain, but its content is dead: its focus is the past and the future, the past it remembers, the future it imagines. The storytelling takes it for granted that behind its river-flow of thoughts…