Be Like A Tree

By Adam J. Pearson Be like a tree– Grow And lose your leaves.

Fast Reflection #2: “Heaven is other people.”

By Adam J. Pearson Fast Reflections: Introduction This post is the part of a series called “Fast Reflections.” In contrast to my longer, more in-depth articles, Fast Reflections are short, quick reads that present a single idea to consider. Their purpose is to inspire some contemplation when you only have a few minutes to invest, like on a coffee break or…

Release the Past to Free the Present: Another Meaning of Forgiveness

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction In “Forgive and Be Free: The Liberating Power of Forgiveness,” I introduced the practice of forgiveness and its tremendous ability to transform our lives and give us a greater sense of inner freedom. At the end of that article, I emphasized an encouraging feature of forgiveness, namely that: I only have to choose to forgive once and…

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…

Shadow Integration: The Complete Shadow Work Process in Four Steps

By Adam J. Pearson To listen to the first section of this article as you read, click the play button below: 1. Shadows and Shadow Work Recap Shadows are those contents of the mind that feel uncomfortable, painful, terrifying, infuriating, anxiety-inducing, or otherwise disturbing to us. We know them when they arise because they hurt, anger, disturb, or…