The Innocent Habit of Believing Unloving Thoughts

By Adam J. Pearson Friend: Things are slowly working out for me but I’m really struggling today and succumbing to suicidal thoughts. Me: I’m happy to hear that you feel that things are slowly working out. Healing and growth are a process and moments of struggle along the way are a normal part of that….

The Nondual Love of Rumi

By Adam J. Pearson I desire you more than food and drink My body my senses my mind hunger for your taste I can sense your presence in my heart although you belong to all the world I wait with silent passion for one gesture one glance from you” ― Jalaluddin Rumi, The Love Poems…

No One Has Ever Hated Themselves

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: You’ve Never Hated What You Are, Only What You Believed You Were One of the most shocking things I ever discovered is that no one has ever hated themselves. Really. And trust me, I thought I did. There were periods that I thought I hated myself badly enough to want…

Beyond “I Am”

By Adam J. Pearson What is That Beyond this and that, Freedom and bondage, Two and not-two, Oneness and multiplicity,  Center and periphery, Body and bodilessness, Mindfulness and mindlessness, Love and hatred, Getting and losing, Form and formless, Me and you, Us and them, Living and nonliving, Subject and object, Human and nonhuman, Sound and…

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…

Forgive and Be Free: The Liberating Power of Forgiveness

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction I waited a long time before writing this article for two reasons. The first is that I really wanted forgiveness to sink in so that I could talk about it from the insider’s point of view of someone who practices it. The second is that I don’t consider myself to be an authority…