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 6, 2011
I am afraid...a meditation
I am afraid to see how well others did on the challenge: comparison is an act of vengeance on yourself. Stop comparing yourself do others and be the best Karen you can be.
I am afraid I will get fat again. Never happen, Karen. Your hyper-vigilance to eating healthily won't allow it.
I am afraid of growing older. What's the alternative?
I am afraid people won't like me. You're right. Some won't. So what?
I am afraid I will get to the end of my life and won't have accomplished anything significant. Not all of us are Einstein's, or Nelson Mandela's, or Oprah Winfrey's, or Eli Weisel's, or Stephen King, or whomever you feel has accomplished great things. All each of us can do in our own small spheres is try our best to make a difference.
I am afraid of losing control. Ha! You don't have control anyway. Only of your own thoughts and actions.
I am afraid of losing friends. We are all getting older. The thought of losing those closest to me terrifies me. Then don't think about it. It is inevitable we will lose people we love as we age. Stay focused on the present.
And that, my friends, is the ultimate goal. Stay focused on this one moment in time.
Are you afraid?