Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
A few years ago, my sister of the heart, Clara, and I, stood in a bookstore in Portland, Oregon and visualized the book I was writing on the shelf. Seeing the bookstore manager at Page One bookstore place my book on the shelf that night was a dream come true and my heart just about leapt out of my chest with joy.
Blessings and love,
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
First, she asked if I would please send her another copy of my memoir. "My nieces grew up with an alcoholic mother," she said, "and your book might help them." Then she blew away that old adage. "I haven't spoken to one of my nieces because she never calls me, "Aunt Charlotte said. "But I'm wrong. I'm going to write her a letter and tell her how much I love her and want her in my life."
As I put the telephone down I told my husband, Gary, that my book was already successful, no matter how many copies are sold. My intention was to inspire others to look inside themselves to heal, and my 93-year-old aunt did just that.