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
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Telling the Truth Tuesday - It's not about me
Other little things occurred which made me realize how often I interpret things as a slight to myself. My aha moment was that's it's not about me. Very little truly is. When mom wakes up groaning in pain and cold because she's thrown the covers off and tried to get out of bed, it's not about me losing sleep. It's about making her comfortable again. When hubby gets irritated with me (which, thankfully, doesn't happen very often, even though he has cause), it's not about be. It's something inside him that he hasn't expressed.
Sometimes I can't believe it's taken me 60 years to learn the lessons.