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, April 27, 2010
Telling the truth Tuesday - Fear of losing myself
When I shared this fear with my writing coach, he said, rather than stepping into someone else, just invite them to dialogue. Spend time with them, as you would a new friend. Invite them to talk to you. In that way, you remain you.
I like that idea. I wonder if it's like real life, where some people are willing to open up and tell you their stories, and others don't reveal a thing about themselves. It will be interesting to see who turns up and what they have to say or what they don't say.
Is it easy for you to lose yourself, both in real life, and in your writing? If so, how to you handle that?