Petals in the Wind

By Adam J. Pearson Peace is not found in thoughts– Thoughts are found in peace. Thinking is agitation, Fleeting forms flowing– Through what do they flow? What is this silence? What is this stillness? What is this aware emptiness, That’s filled with a world, A life, a feeling, a thought? What silence answers When “Who…

One Step is One Too Many: Waking Up as Stripping Away

By Adam J. Pearson When no discriminating thoughts arise, the old mind ceases to exist. When thought objects vanish, the thinking-subject vanishes: As when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.Things are objects because of the subject (mind): the mind (subject) is such because of things (object). Understand the relativity of these two and the basic reality:…

The Heart of the Void: Finding the Assumptions At the Core of Shame

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: What is Shame? In previous articles, I’ve written about the nature of shame, this powerful feeling of deficiency or lack that we sometimes experience at the heart of ourselves. Shame is the name of the void we feel within us, the void that other people’s approval and attention cannot fill. Shame…