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, May 20, 2011
Finding Light in the Midst of Darkness
That ended Tuesday, when I realized I needed a retreat. I didn't even need to actually get away for a retreat. All I needed was to accept I needed that special retreat time and that I could create that each day for myself by simply shutting down electronic devices, lighting a candle, making a cup of tea, grabbing my journal and just being present.
Without spirituality, my life is empty. I need something outside myself that I can connect with, turn to. Dealing with this life event has made me question everything I've ever believed in, but the truth is, spiritual truths are what make our lives work. Life is difficult. If we accept that, it gets a bit easier. Expecting it to be wonderful and joyous all the time is unrealistic.
So, I am finding candle light in the dark and it is comforting.