You Pay With Your Life: Lifespan As The Only Real Currency

By Adam J. Pearson The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run. ~ Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862), Walden We have often been told that ‘time is money,’ however, we often forget that the statement also works the other…

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…

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,…

The Prison and the Key: Why I Write About Shame

By Adam J. Pearson The Wisdom of Eamonn Perkins Eamonn Perkins is a wise, humble and tremendously compassionate teacher from Ireland who spends much of his time working with addicts and prisoners. He’s so low-key that, as of this writing, he doesn’t even have a website. In a 2014 interview, Eamonn said something brilliantly concise and and equally incisive: “If you…