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….

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…

Everything You Experience “Now” is Remembered: Neuroscience and Nonduality

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: What We Seem to Experience ‘Now’ is… Remembered? A fundamental breakthrough in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology was the discovery that the brain contains distinct memory systems that shape every experience we have.  These systems have striking implications for our understanding of what it means to be “in the present moment,” and what alone can truly…

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 Remembered “Me”: Why Presence Implies “Your” Absence

By Adam J. Pearson “You” Are Remembered We sometimes talk about how we can “be more present.” We read books on The Power of Now, listen to talks or go to meet-up groups about being in the moment, and attempt to put what we learn into practice. The implicit idea behind all of this activity is that 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…

Shadow Integration: The Complete Shadow Work Process in Four Steps

By Adam J. Pearson To listen to the first section of this article as you read, click the play button below: 1. Shadows and Shadow Work Recap Shadows are those contents of the mind that feel uncomfortable, painful, terrifying, infuriating, anxiety-inducing, or otherwise disturbing to us. We know them when they arise because they hurt, anger, disturb, or…