Through Lungs and Leaves

By Adam J. Pearson It’s a beautiful day To lie under a tree  and breathe in the forest while the trees breathe in me. The mind in the forest And the forest in Mind, Flux of inter-being Separateness, cannot find. Each passing moment Is a death and rebirth– Earth springs into trees And trees turn…

What Is the Difference Between Trivial and Burning Spiritual Questions?

By Adam J. Pearson Q: What is the difference between a trivial and a burning spiritual question? A: All spiritual questions are absolutely trivial in and of themselves, for our essential nature is beyond all questions and the concepts used to formulate them, but some questions can be more or less relatively useful in focusing the mind and absorbing…

Meditation is Keeping the Mind Before Thinking

By Adam J. Pearson The heart of jnana yoga And the practice of meditation, Are very, very simple. We just don’t think so. And so, we trust thinking it out Over abiding In the empty Mind before thinking, And think constantly About enlightenment, consciousness, Awareness, the absolute. Thought is helpful for many things, But not for…

Glimpses vs. Stabilization on the Way of Jnana Yoga

By Adam J. Pearson Questioner: “One instant of boundlessness resolves the entire equation,” is this true? Adam: “Yes and no. In an instant, there can be a perfect glimpse of boundlessness. But that is very different from being stabilized in and as it. The selfing mental process is very quick to claim anything it comes…

We Can’t Avoid Avoidance; That Would Be Avoidance

By Adam J. Pearson We can’t avoid avoidance; That would be avoidance. If avoidance arises, Simply note it– “Hey look, avoidance is arising, That’s interesting!” If avoidance isn’t arising, Note that too– “There is openness now, No avoidance. Great!” Be radically honest About what appears, Radically open To hold space for it, Radically welcoming Of whatever comes,…

true meditation

By Adam J. Pearson true meditation is seeing through the illusion of a meditator, in the awareness that there is none now there is only meditating, empty of  “you” and “I” the silence of this “me”-less space this stillness that’s agendaless the lightness of this no-thingness are beyond knower and known empty even of emptiness……

Haikus While Walking in the Rain

By Adam J. Pearson Walking in the rain; Droplets tapping on a face, True nature laid bare: Empty, clear, aware– Never were we wet or dry, Nor did we ever walk. Beyond One and two, Body, mind, and awareness Belong to no one. Laughing and laughing, Clear tears pouring out like rain; How was it missed so long? Part…

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…