Something Else

Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio. There are many things we seem to know … before we know. A vague uneasiness perhaps, a curious anxious feeling, or maybe just a sense that “something” is looming. Feeling unusually distracted also comes to mind in this context.     JOURNAL ENTRY ELEVEN: Turning Within So when this happens … […]

How We Change

Journal Entry #4 — Seeing It Otherwise The world is lost.  I heard Eckhart Tolle mention this in a video presentation recently. He was speaking in reference to blindly following the dictates of culture or letting society (yes, including family, friends) define us. Tolle also pointed to the need to use intelligence in the service […]


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 […]

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 […]