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 3, 2010
Living While Dying
For us, we are planning for her death while she is still alive, which is bizarre, to say the least. But necessary. Because it would be much harder to make all the arrangements afterwards.
Living for us revolves around her, which she hates. But her daughter told her today that we're not leaving her, and that's that. She just has to accept that we're here where we want to be.
I guess in a strange sense, we're all living while we're dying, because we all will get there some day, and none of us knows when. So even more than ever, my idea of how I'm living is evolving. Getting clear about who is important, who I can let go of, what is important, what I can let go of, and what other work I need to do on myself to feel complete.
Blessings, my friends,