Atrium

by Adam Pearson For the woman who tried to murder me.  how could those gentle hands that stroked my hair with love and tenderness as soft as down– (–I’ll keep you safe, and love you forever, no matter what, we will have each other–) –have tensed themselves like snakes around my neck to strangle me…

Love Your Fear: How Judgments Hurt and Fears Invite Us to Freedom

By Adam J. Pearson I recently noticed something fascinating about fear and defensiveness: Other people’s judgments of me can only hurt if they connect with a secret fear I have that I am what they are judging me to be, that they are right.  For example, if someone were to tell me that I don’t know how to cook when I knew that…

The Celebrate Yourself Exercise: Self-Love With a Partner

By Adam J. Pearson The Fear of Shining Bright Every day, we find ourselves inundated with images of people who excel. Our popular media glorifies athletes, business moguls, and wealthy musical performers. Our advertisements favour the most beautiful and handsome models to showcase their products and set up standards of perfection, which unconsciously influence us even though we…

Anger: The Fierce Mask of Suffering

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction Anger can sometimes seem to loom over us like a baffling monster, terrifying and powerful. It can appear to rage through through the bodies of otherwise harmless people and possess them like demons. A flurry of yelling, a bombardment of hurtful words, and an explosion of harmful actions often follow when anger boils…

these late night fears like ghosts that haunt my mind

By Adam J. Pearson these late night fears like ghosts that haunt my mind in twilight hours when sleep will not arrive, loop in great arcs with ancient thoughts to drive them on in circles seen a thousand times. their stories scream in threats, what ifs, and mights, that tell of how I’ll fail and…

This Inner Space Untamed

By Adam J. Pearson When we find strength in the uncertain, in the threats of risk, and in the nakedness of our exposure, true courage blooms, and a fierce and daring fire flares up to shine through darkened depths that drifted in despair. A daring honesty now dawns as we allow the roughness of our inner edges,…

NEW 5-PART TALK: Shadow Integration: The Complete Process in Four Steps

Dear friends, I’m excited to announce that I just released a five-part talk on Shadow Integration on the Words from the Wind YouTube channel! This talk is based on my 2011 article, Shadow Integration: The Complete Shadow Work Process in Four Steps. The playlist for the five parts of the talk is available here. Or,…

Conscious Living: How to Practice Resistance-Releasing Meditation (RRM)

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction – Why We Don’t Meditate From talking to many people about their experiences and observing my own mind’s hilariously nonsensical responses, I’ve noticed two interesting facts: Almost everyone agrees that meditation is physically, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally good for us. And most of us decide not to practice it. If…

The Sun and the Cloud

By Adam J. Pearson Listen and hear these words that speak the truth About the obstacles to being aware Of Love’s presence within us–here is proof, Of the inward reality we share. Close your eyes for a moment–can you see A cloud move in front of a golden Sun? It seems from our viewpoint that this tiny Grey…