Six Obstacles to Ceaselessly Abiding in the Feeling of Being

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction “There will be periods of frustration; there will be periods of doubt. Your worldly involvements would hamper your Sadhana (practice) and an atmosphere of defeat would prevail. But, come what may, just throw everything aside, don’t bother about anything and continue your abidance in the ‘I am’ with all earnestness….

Laughing Away Our Body Beliefs

By Adam J. Pearson Today, looking in the mirror, Old thoughts returned to memory, Thoughts that used to weigh so heavy –pun intended– Thoughts about how the body should “be different” In order for “me,” Identified with the body, To be worthy– “This nose is too big and the wrong shape,” “These biceps are too small”…

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…

The Fierceness to Be Free and True

By Adam J. Pearson Tonight, I discovered a fierceness within me that I didn’t know was there. I’m going to get very raw and real for a moment. What I have to say may offend some people. Frankly, I don’t give a damn. It’s time for me to speak what I’ve secretly been thinking for…

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,…

A Wildfire Love

By Adam J. Pearson For a recorded reading of this poem, feel free to listen here: Love affirms connection; Fear sees separation; Love accepts in safety; Fear trembles, insecure. The deeper I love without conditions, Without requiring anything in return, The safer I feel, And the more fearless. I cannot offer safety to others If I myself feel unsafe, But…

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 Gateway into Presence: Resting in the Sense “I Am”

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: Experiencing Presence In previous articles, I have presented a few ways to directly ‘taste’ nonduality or being “One without a second” as The Upanishads put it. One way involves seeing through the cognitive construction of separation to see that prior to concepts, no such separation appears. A second way uses total forgiveness to reveal not-twoness by lovingly releasing the grievances…

The Terror of Inner Peace or How The Ego Keeps Us Miserable

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction My delightful Australian friend Si recently asked me an excellent question, which, like all excellent questions, has the power to open the doors to a whole new way of seeing. He asked: Can we be afraid of inner peace? Or, in other words, can we be afraid of attaining the very peace for which we yearn?…