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, September 16, 2009
In New Mexico, not wearing a watch is called being on "Indian" time. This is because Indians don't run their lives by the clock. They live life organically, following the seasons, the time of day. I forget how much I love living life on Indian time. Waking up naturally rather than to an alarm clock; eating when I'm hungry, not because it's lunch or dinner time, going to sleep when I'm tired, even if it's 9 pm and not 10, my normal bedtime.
Time ceases to have the power we give it when our to-do list is running things. Instead, my own rhythms gently indicate what direction I should shift my energy and attention to.
Aren't timeouts wonderful?