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, August 16, 2010
My Monday morning musings are about gratitude. I am grateful to Tabitha Bird http://tabithabird.blogspot.com/ for hosting me on Friday. I wrote about the power of memoir and the discussion over there was quite interesting. If you haven't already, please visit Tabitha. She's a very gifted writer.
I'm getting ready to take a trip back to my beloved Portland, Oregon next week, but for some reason, I don't really feel like going and I'm not sure why. I miss the friends I am going to see very much and want to see them. I miss the ocean. I miss the energy of that city. Not sure if I should really pay attention to this feeling and not go. In the past, when I haven't listened, it's been a huge mistake. But there's nothing I can pinpoint that is logical. Although I know not everything has a logical explanation. As it gets closer, guess I'll have to make a decision.
How about you? Do you get these little niggles when you are faced with something to do, somewhere to go, etc.? Do you always listen? If not, what happens?