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
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I hardly ever think of the potential positive outcome - I say how I feel, they acknowledge it and we both move on. That is the most likely result. But I allow my fear of the consequences to keep me from speaking my truth. I'm reaching a point where that is no longer acceptable to me. I need to trust my own instincts, not worry about the reaction I might get, trust in my ability to say how I feel in a way that doesn't judge or harm someone else, and let go of the result. This is a key ingredient to having inner peace.
Do you allow fear of consequences to keep you from doing or saying what you need to?