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
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Being Rather Than Doing
Being means not doing anything. It is shutting down all the external noise, getting quiet within, and listening. When I manage to do this, the results have been extraordinary. The whisper in Ireland, "Tell my story," now has a voice and she is coming to me more and more frequently. But only when I stop "doing."
This doesn't feel like my definition of writing, so I'm having to shift that particular paradigm. This book is emerging from places I didn't know existed, unlike my memoir, which emerged from my life and from the journals I'd kept to record that life. Still, after several years working on the memoir, the story I thought I wanted to tell shifted to something else entirely. It went from being a story about losing custody to a story about learning to listen to the whispers of intuition.
Some days I cannot quiet my mind enough to just "be." Other days I'm too tired. But when the stars align in just the right way and I enter that zone, magic happens.
Enter my world of "being" for just a moment today and allow the magic.