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, July 19, 2010
I'm by myself this week. Hubby is on a business trip to Charlotte, NC. I've had to ask our dog-sitter to come by every morning and evening to give Buddy (our dog) his insulin injections. We don't want me passing out while I'm home alone, do we? I don't think so. But Buddy's doing great - he's blood sugar levels are regulated and he's his peppy self again. Whew!
My writing isn't happening. I'm beginning to be okay with that. I don't know if there is some internal mulching going on, or I need a time out, or what, but I am so working on not judging what I do or don't do, feel or don't feel, think or don't think. Performing has taught me that. We can make mistakes, but the audience doesn't care as long as we show up and give them something of ourselves. If I'm fully present, and sharing myself, if my voice cracks, so what? I've learned to shrug it off. Because truly, in the scheme of things, what matters is being here and being the best we can be in a given moment. And when we're not our best, recognize it, acknowledge it, and move on.
I guess that's enough musing for one morning. What are you musing about today?