Truly Listening

Journal Entry #7 — Seeing It Otherwise There is nothing more tiresome than contending with a world seemingly stuck in the land of stereotypes and commonplace labels. Both lead to faulty and incomplete perception, continual misassumption, and tedious overreaction.  And, of course, all of this leads to cycles of endless repetition that prevent people and […]

Spiritual Affinities

We’re taking a short break from our 2013 Journal, Seeing It Otherwise.  This year, as many of you know, we’re exploring perceptions, assumptions, and reactions via journal-like entries every other Friday morning here in SunnyRoomStudio. Today, however, I’m pleased to introduce my Studio Guest, Richard Gilbert.  His guest post also touches on how we might see […]

If Only

Welcome to Week Seven ofBeyond Self 2012in SunnyRoomStudio, a creative, sunny space for kindred spirits.  Our informal spiritual retreat is an excellent opportunity to “practice” your spirituality each week, challenging yourself in meaningful directions.  And if you are keeping a weekly journal, it will be great to hear from all of you at the close […]

Eternal Nature

Thank you for being here for Week Six of BEYOND SELF 2012 — an informal spiritual retreat here in SunnyRoomStudio.  We are covering some interesting terrain via various Zen teachings, the focus of my summer reading.  And many of you are participating by keeping a retreat journal.  Since comments are closed until the end of […]

Summer Sun (4)

Welcome back to the Summer Sun series — brief, spiritual passages for a relaxed summer agenda.  I hope you’re enjoying this approach to staying connected with each other.  You can always find all posts in this series by going to Categories (on the sidebar) and clicking on Summer Sun Series.  This post is Number 4, […]