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
Friday, February 5, 2010
good days and bad
The doctor said everyone has good days and bad. But with a leukemia patient, the good days are better and the bad days are worse. When she's good, you can't help but question the diagnosis. When she's bad, you think she's going to leave her body any minute.
And all I can do is be with her and love her. I can't make this journey comfortable for her. It's her work to do. The hospice chaplain said something so wise. It is a lesson for all of us to do our work while we are healthy, so there is no unfinished business when we get the point when we are near death. I feel with my memoir writing, I am doing that work. And it continues as I follow my spiritual journey.
Does anyone else pay attention to resentments they may be carrying, unresolved anger, those kinds of things?
Most people don't talk about this stuff.