Six Obstacles to Ceaselessly Abiding in the Feeling of Being

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction “There will be periods of frustration; there will be periods of doubt. Your worldly involvements would hamper your Sadhana (practice) and an atmosphere of defeat would prevail. But, come what may, just throw everything aside, don’t bother about anything and continue your abidance in the ‘I am’ with all earnestness….

Black Lives Matter and “All Lives Matter”

By Adam J. Pearson Why do people get offended when white people say “all lives matter” in response to “black lives matter”? For very clear and good reasons. Of course all lives matter, we might be inclined to say, or rather, of course it would be great all lives were treated as if they equally mattered….

The Integral ‘Now’: Towards an Integration Of Einstein’s Relative Simultaneity and Eckhart Tolle’s Eternal Present

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction – Integral Thinking These days, I’ve been passionately interested in making my worldview as integral as possible. By this, I mean taking all of the partial truths I have learned from all of the different perspectives, models, and disciplines of knowledge that I’ve studied and connecting what could otherwise be ‘fragmentary’ or ‘compartmentalized’ understandings together into…

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…

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…