Inner Space

Books on My Shelf 2013 Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio.  This week, from my shelf, I’m picking a book by Michael A. Singer — The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (2007, New Harbinger). Singer begins like this: “In case you haven’t noticed, you have a mental dialogue going on inside your head that never stops.  […]

Without a Doubt

Journal Entry #12 — Seeing It Otherwise Who is the wisest person on the planet?  Yourself?  Someone you know; someone you’ve never met?  Maybe someone you merely imagine might exist.  Maybe someone from the very distant past — someone no longer living. After asking myself this recently, I quickly decided it was a ridiculous (but […]


Thank you so much for being here for Week Eight of Beyond Self 2012 in SunnyRoomStudio — a creative, sunny space for kindred spirits. I appreciate your participation in this retreat for many reasons.  For one thing, as I write these posts each week, I’ve discovered this to be a wonderful spiritual practice in and […]

Always Evaluating

Welcome back to our informal spiritual retreat BEYOND SELF 2012 in SunnyRoomStudio. Are you keeping  a journal? Did you miss the first blog post for this online retreat?  Look for last week’s post: Extend Your Gaze. Have you made it part of your practice to frequently consider how many aspects of the universe impact your […]

Extend Your Gaze

I spent a great deal of time this summer studying Zen.  Reading books by various spiritual masters like the wonderful Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh.  One of the primary themes running through this field of study is the need to go beyond self.  So I’ll be spending the rest of this year, 4 months, looking […]