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, March 18, 2011
Acting as if
I promise I'm okay. I really do think what is going on is a life transition. Somehow, signing up to receive social security benefits next month when I turn 62 triggered a crisis. This, coupled with someone I love deeply battling a difficult disease diagnosis, has caused a crisis of Faith. I am "acting as if" there, too. I am praying, even if I'm not sure who or what I'm praying to. I am acting as if I believe everything is going to be all right, even if I don't. And I'm writing. I have 7,000 words on my novel. I won't tell you what I think about those words, but I do have them. That's something.
Somehow, by acting as if, I get shifted into being what I'm acting.
Have you ever had to pretend?