Aligning with the Source: Unlocking Hidden Meanings of “Worship” in Ancient Hebrew, Greek, and English

By Adam J. Pearson “Whoever gives reverence, Receives reverence.” ~ Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī in the Masnavi-i Ma’navi (Persian: مثنوی معنوی‎) (Sidek, 2015). A Brief Introduction to the Idea of Worship in Postmodern Context: Recovering a Key to Wise Living and Right Relationship with Being “Worship” is a fascinating concept that has in some ways become foreign to contemporary…

The Innocent Habit of Believing Unloving Thoughts

By Adam J. Pearson Friend: Things are slowly working out for me but I’m really struggling today and succumbing to suicidal thoughts. Me: I’m happy to hear that you feel that things are slowly working out. Healing and growth are a process and moments of struggle along the way are a normal part of that….

The Nondual Love of Rumi

By Adam J. Pearson I desire you more than food and drink My body my senses my mind hunger for your taste I can sense your presence in my heart although you belong to all the world I wait with silent passion for one gesture one glance from you” ― Jalaluddin Rumi, The Love Poems…

Beauty, Wonder, and the Invitation Home

By Adam J. Pearson When I see something, someone, some action, or some scene that strikes me as beautiful, the recognition of beauty ripples and resonates as wonder. Beauty inspires awe. Awe or wonder, to me, is a state of speechless openness and total presence. Did you ever notice that love is like this too?…

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…

Love Song of a Digital Age

By Adam J. Pearson Hopeful hearts racing through typing, singing fingers ringing lines, Boys and girls gazing into screens like portals of golden wine, Whizzing words of passion, wanting, through cyber wormholes inside Ricocheting off of websites, whirling wonders multiplied, Wild hopes soaring, arcing worries, rising highly, gliding by, High like power lines and satellites in…

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…

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”…