Love Your Fear: How Judgments Hurt and Fears Invite Us to Freedom

By Adam J. Pearson I recently noticed something fascinating about fear and defensiveness: Other people’s judgments of me can only hurt if they connect with a secret fear I have that I am what they are judging me to be, that they are right.  For example, if someone were to tell me that I don’t know how to cook when I knew that…

Anger: The Fierce Mask of Suffering

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction Anger can sometimes seem to loom over us like a baffling monster, terrifying and powerful. It can appear to rage through through the bodies of otherwise harmless people and possess them like demons. A flurry of yelling, a bombardment of hurtful words, and an explosion of harmful actions often follow when anger boils…

NEW 5-PART TALK: Shadow Integration: The Complete Process in Four Steps

Dear friends, I’m excited to announce that I just released a five-part talk on Shadow Integration on the Words from the Wind YouTube channel! This talk is based on my 2011 article, Shadow Integration: The Complete Shadow Work Process in Four Steps. The playlist for the five parts of the talk is available here. Or,…

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…