Enriched by Experience

Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio. There is much less to be said about many subjects once a state of internal peace has been achieved. Not the fleeting kind of so-called peace that is contrived, contingent on life circumstances being just so. But the deep, abiding kind of peace that sustains and informs … no matter what. So […]

Story Without End

I’m very pleased to introduce author and friend, Priscilla Warner, as my 34th Studio Guest. Priscilla is the bestselling author of Learning to Breathe – My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life and a co-author of The Faith Club. After I read Priscilla’s guest post, I thought: this is wonderful.  The peak moments […]

Sheer Willingness

Journal Entry #16 — Seeing It Otherwise Your level of consciousness determines how you view whatever happens within you and beyond. Wonderful work has been done in this field of study by David R. Hawkins, Eckhart Tolle, and many others. Dr. Hawkins identified 17 levels of consciousness: everything from shame to enlightenment.  This perspective is […]

Inviting Silence

Journal Entry #6 — Seeing It Otherwise I’m inviting silence into my day — into my life — in a more intentional kind of way. In our haste to accomplish everything we deem “important,” we implicitly push silence aside, telling ourselves that we’ll make time for that later. Or when things quiet down.  Or when […]

This Season of Seasons

I do like Christmas on the whole…. In its clumsy way, it does approach Peace and Goodwill. But it is clumsier every year. ~E.M. Forster You have to admit … this is an excellent observation.  The holiday season is never “perfect” and often it feels incomplete or stressful or downright bizarre — depending on your […]