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, March 22, 2011
Telling the truth Tuesday - acceptance
There is sadness, yes. But I am also thinking I've had a good run with dancing. From age 16 to 24. Then some dancing from 28 to 30. Then no dancing till 46. Now I'm turning 62 and have to stop. Not so bad, in the scheme of things.
As we get older, it is inevitable that we face limitations in our lives. Eyesight dims, hearing goes, our legs won't carry us quite so far. This is part of the process. I am working hard at accepting it gracefully.