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
Friday, November 5, 2010
Timing and Unexpected Opportunities
She said she'd been feeling the frustration as well and needed to make some changes in her life. On Tuesday of this week, she called and told us she was going to withdraw from Sugartime and that it was the right choice for all concerned, including her. We are sad, but relieved. One hour after receiving that phone call, another member of our group received a call with an opportunity for Sugartime to sing three songs at the Mayor's State of the City address at Albuquerque's convention center. It is an entree into all sorts of potential opportunities for gigs at other city events, as well as business events, since the Chamber of Commerce will be there. We are to sing the National Anthem and two other songs in front of 250 people.
I couldn't help but feel that by speaking my truth, as difficult as that was, to the one member, it shifted the energy so that we could move more towards what we are wanting to do. This opportunity may have presented itself anyway, but it would have been a more complicated situation if the letting go hadn't happened first.
Do you believe in coincidences?