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
Monday, April 26, 2010
I'd been thinking about how I still look for approval from certain people in my life and it's the ones from whom I will never receive it. They just don't give it, for a variety of reasons. The message came loud and clear from deep inside me, STOP SEEKING APPROVAL FROM ANYONE ELSE. No one is going to come say, "Karen, you are a gifted: writer, singer, dancer." But know that YOU YOU YOU are a gift. Today, on your birthday, you are the gift. Some will accept you. Others won't. That doesn't change the gift itself. The gift is what it is--how it's received is not about the gift. It's about the receiver. Maybe the receiver likes blue and the gift is dressed in red. Maybe the receiver woke up on the wrong side of the bed that day. Let go of control. Of Everything. Your bodily functions, whether you exercise or not. You will now do what you need to do in each moment of each day. Trust it.
That's my Monday musing, folks. Each one of you is a gift. Treasure it. Nurture it. Love it. It is what it is.