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 26, 2010
Making a new commitment
When I told him how fully present I was for my MIL during her last days, Mark David said that was mom's lasting gift to me--showing me my own strength and compassion. Now I get to use that strength and compassion for me in my own life. I have modeled for myself what will most help me now in this next step of my journey--a time of my life that is mine alone.
The question is, can I surrender to my own process as I surrendered to MIL's? Can I put down the whips permanently and allow my humanness? Can I give myself a day of indulgence? Can it be okay with me to NOT write, or practice, or exercise?
Tune in as I take my baby steps in this latest commitment.