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
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Last night I attended an event in which three young women talked about peace in the middle east. One was from the occupied territory in the west bank – a Palestinian. Another was a Palestinian Arab living in Israel. The third was a Jewish girl from Israel.
All three attended an intensive, three-week camp through an organization called Creativity for Peace. Their mission is to “nurture understanding and leadership in Palestinian and Israeli adolescent girls and women so that they aspire to and take on significant roles in their families, communities and countries that advance peaceful coexistence. The girls sleep, eat, and play, and most importantly, dialogue with one another about their pain, grief, and anger.
Watching and listening to these girls share about that experience and how they came to love and respect one another was one of the most moving experiences I’ve had. It gave me hope that if the younger generation is learning how to do things differently, perhaps the world can heal.