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, November 9, 2010
Telling the truth Tuesday - inner peace
Now I consider myself healthy - physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. A piece that just came to me is focusing on my body and how it feels in given situations. I think our bodies absorb a lot of our feelings, whether they are painful ones like grief or loss, or happy ones like celebrations of births, weddings, or book launches. Since I wasn't conscious inside my body for so many years, it's taken me longer to recognize the symptoms my body is giving me. So if I get an anxious feeling in my sternum area, it is a signal for me to pay attention - something is upsetting me. If my stomach gets upset, I check what I ate. If that's not it, I look further for a disturbing conversation or something like that.
How about you? Does your body talk to you?