What is Fascism?: A Research-Grounded Definition of 15 Elements of Fascism

By Adam J. Pearson (2021) A. Introduction: Demystifying and Clarifying an Essential Term of Contemporary Discourse In the current political climate, both people on the right and people on the left are increasingly referring to each other as Fascists.  Ironically, however, despite their well-meaning intentions, many people tend to use the term so loosely that…

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…

Emptiness in Emptiness

By Adam J. Pearson a thought arises and is seen, emptiness in emptiness a blade of grass is growing green, emptiness in emptiness a newborn baby breathes his first emptiness in emptiness an old man in a somber hearse emptiness in emptiness a feeling flows through and is felt, emptiness in emptiness stars shimmer on Orion’s belt, emptiness in…

Birds Fly Boldly

By Adam J. Pearson many things appear to happen; although nothing ever has. the present only seems to fracture into future and a past. although concepts seem to split us into both a “me” and “you,” this reality is seamless neither singular, nor two. thinking we are caught in bondage, we try hard to become free, but true freedom lies beyond all…

The Welcomeness Of Now

By Adam J. Pearson “The past and present wilt—I have filled them, emptied them. And proceed to fill my next fold of the future. (…) (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” ~ Walt Whitman in Song of Myself You may not feel it. You may feel unwelcome, as if the doors of life were closed…

Thoughts That Never Were

By Adam J. Pearson Every thought about “me” Speaks to what we are, But not for what we are. The storytelling mental process Tells itself what it’s making up, In this moment, That it is, was, or will be, As stories of the past and future Draw attention from the Now. What we are has never…

Emptiness and Radical Negation: Shifts in and Beyond the Story of “Me”

By Adam J. Pearson गते गते पारगते पारसंगते बोधि स्वाहा gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā Gone, gone, gone beyond, gone utterly beyond, hail awakening! ~ From the Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya, “Heart of the Perfection of Understanding” [Heart Sutra] “At work, at rest, never stop trying to realize who it is that hears. Even though your questioning becomes…

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…

Remember To Be Unhappy!: The Unnecessary Root of Human Misery

By Adam J. Pearson We Remember To Be Unhappy Have you ever experienced a state of deep peace, serenity, joy, and loving attunement to what is? Did you ever notice how, in that state, we’re not remembering the unsatisfied, fluctuating, unstable, sense of “me” that we otherwise take ourselves to be? This point is so…