Remember To Be Unhappy!: The Unnecessary Root of Human Misery

By Adam J. Pearson We Remember To Be Unhappy Have you ever experienced a state of deep peace, serenity, joy, and loving attunement to what is? Did you ever notice how, in that state, we’re not remembering the unsatisfied, fluctuating, unstable, sense of “me” that we otherwise take ourselves to be? This point is so…

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…

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…

Conscious Living: How to Practice Resistance-Releasing Meditation (RRM)

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction – Why We Don’t Meditate From talking to many people about their experiences and observing my own mind’s hilariously nonsensical responses, I’ve noticed two interesting facts: Almost everyone agrees that meditation is physically, psychologically, spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally good for us. And most of us decide not to practice it. If…

Release the Past to Free the Present: Another Meaning of Forgiveness

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction In “Forgive and Be Free: The Liberating Power of Forgiveness,” I introduced the practice of forgiveness and its tremendous ability to transform our lives and give us a greater sense of inner freedom. At the end of that article, I emphasized an encouraging feature of forgiveness, namely that: I only have to choose to forgive once and…

The Heart of the Void: Finding the Assumptions At the Core of Shame

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: What is Shame? In previous articles, I’ve written about the nature of shame, this powerful feeling of deficiency or lack that we sometimes experience at the heart of ourselves. Shame is the name of the void we feel within us, the void that other people’s approval and attention cannot fill. Shame…