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…

The Madness of Our Present Situation

By Adam J. Pearson Such is the madness Of our present situation that… Being freedom itself, We come to believe we are bound, And desperately seek to become free, For the bound self we believe we are. Being the source of all love, We come to believe we are unlovable, And fervently seek to find love, For…

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…

Do You Know?

By Adam J. Pearson Do you know that you have value? Do you know how much you’ve grown? Do you know we’re all still growing? Do you know you’re not alone? Do you know that you are worthy? Do you know that there is hope? Do you know that your life matters? Do you know that you can…