Shifting Lenses: Approaches to a Family Conflict through Structural Family Therapy, Emotional Systems Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Narrative Family Therapy

By Adam J. Pearson Introduction: Possible Versions of a Life According to White and Epston (2004), two of the founding voices that spoke narrative therapy into being, it is crucial for clinicians to recognize that “the person is not the problem; the problem is the problem” and that every time we ask a question, “we…

Meditation is Keeping the Mind Before Thinking

By Adam J. Pearson The heart of jnana yoga And the practice of meditation, Are very, very simple. We just don’t think so. And so, we trust thinking it out Over abiding In the empty Mind before thinking, And think constantly About enlightenment, consciousness, Awareness, the absolute. Thought is helpful for many things, But not for…

Glimpses vs. Stabilization on the Way of Jnana Yoga

By Adam J. Pearson Questioner: “One instant of boundlessness resolves the entire equation,” is this true? Adam: “Yes and no. In an instant, there can be a perfect glimpse of boundlessness. But that is very different from being stabilized in and as it. The selfing mental process is very quick to claim anything it comes…

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….

Petals in the Wind

By Adam J. Pearson Peace is not found in thoughts– Thoughts are found in peace. Thinking is agitation, Fleeting forms flowing– Through what do they flow? What is this silence? What is this stillness? What is this aware emptiness, That’s filled with a world, A life, a feeling, a thought? What silence answers When “Who…

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…

Movements of the Immovable

By Adam J. Pearson No form moves itself; All forms are moved. When the body is felt to be moved Rather than believe it moves itself, Watch how gracefully it flows! The action does itself; No doer is found. Believing there is a doer, And we are it, Fluent motion Becomes clumsy. A river needs no “me” to…

One Step is One Too Many: Waking Up as Stripping Away

By Adam J. Pearson When no discriminating thoughts arise, the old mind ceases to exist. When thought objects vanish, the thinking-subject vanishes: As when the mind vanishes, objects vanish.Things are objects because of the subject (mind): the mind (subject) is such because of things (object). Understand the relativity of these two and the basic reality:…

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…