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…

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…

Galen: An Ancient Roman Forefather of Modern Psychology

By Adam J. Pearson Galen of Pergamum was a Greek-speaking physician, surgeon, and philosopher in the Roman Empire, who was a massively-influential figure in the history of medicine. Galen was a physician to the Roman Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Commodus and created a powerful medical system that dominated Western medical thinking for 1,000 years. Fascinatingly, as it turns out,…

Emptiness in Emptiness

By Adam J. Pearson a thought arises and is seen, emptiness in emptiness a blade of grass is growing green, emptiness in emptiness a newborn baby breathes his first emptiness in emptiness an old man in a somber hearse emptiness in emptiness a feeling flows through and is felt, emptiness in emptiness stars shimmer on Orion’s belt, emptiness in…

Thoughts That Never Were

By Adam J. Pearson Every thought about “me” Speaks to what we are, But not for what we are. The storytelling mental process Tells itself what it’s making up, In this moment, That it is, was, or will be, As stories of the past and future Draw attention from the Now. What we are has never…

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…