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
Saturday, April 30, 2011
A-Z Challenge: Z - Zen
Jeffrey Beesler at World of the Scribe
Alex J. Cavanaugh at Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jen Daiker at Unedited
Candace Ganger at The Misadventures in Candyland
Karen J Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain
Talli Roland at Talli Roland
Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs
My blog has grown in followers and commenters and I have met so many great, creative bloggers.
For the last letter of the alphabet, "z," I've chosen the word zen. To me this word embodies the inner peace I have been striving to find my entire adult life. It means ridding oneself of the outer and inner clutter. It means connecting with Spirit and our Higher Selves and making choices and decisions from that place, rather than the place of fear or anger or discontent.
My life has become about getting to a zen place and staying there as long as possible. And finding ways to bring myself back to zen when I lose my way.
Have you found zen in your life? If so, how do you stay there?
A big fat thank you to all the a-z participants who have chosen to follow me. I hope we can stay connected.