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
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
A-Z Challenge: Q: Quiet, please!
I am lucky I work at home while my hubs still goes to a job. My only companion is our dog, Buddy, and unless other dogs in the hood are barking away, he's pretty quiet. I live in a quiet community as well. I don't hear car noise and my neighbors are all still working, so during the day it's quiet here.
I can't write if music is on. I start singing and it distracts me. And classical music puts me to sleep.
I'm getting to the point where I don't even want the television on, because it is addictive and hypnotic. I'd much rather read in peace and quiet. This is an issue when hubs is home, because he doesn't read much and likes the TV on.
Do you manage to find peace and quiet in your world?
Do you need it?
Or does the noise and chatter of life inspire you?