The Ordinary Wonder of a Simple Winter Night

By Adam J. Pearson Lost in thought, you’re walking home when something about the strange greyness of the sky or the play of flaring light or the dance of refracted photons on the silent snowy white fills you with wonder and (for the flicker of a moment) the story of “you” is cut off by the presence…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Light of the Mind

By Adam J. Pearson How is it that the bright light of the mind, Which should illuminate those I behold Like sunlight through tree silhouettes defined, Now stoops to shadow, shame, to blame and scold? How quick my mind, to cast a stone and scar, For when I see error and guilt, by chance, In others, they seem…

The Confrontation of Adulthood and the Meaning of Maturity

By Adam J. Pearson Adulthood (noun): The period during which you come face to face with all of the personality faults, mental hang-ups, bad habits, wrong actions, and psychological problems that have built up in you since you were a child and have to come to terms with them. As to what happens next, you…