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 24, 2010
I'm feeling rather fragile emotionally right now, so I am definitely taking baby steps. Don't want to put too much pressure on myself, because then I shut down. I am re-starting my appointments with a writing coach, Mark David Gerson, author of "Voice of the Muse." During our last session, which took place in December, I finally understood the connection between singing (why it's become so important to me) and writing. Singing, i.e. using my voice, is all about expression. Much of my healing work while writing my memoir was about being able to express myself. It seems I'm not done. Part of my spiritual journey is still about being silenced. How many times in how many lifetimes have I been silenced? Singing is letting my voice be heard in a way that isn't perfect, which is, in itself, perfect...because it's about expressing--without fear of judgment.
Now to transfer that to these new writing projects...