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, May 3, 2011
Telling the Truth Tuesday - Keeping my priorities straight
My singing group, Sugartime, had our annual house concert for family and friends yesterday. I have become fearless when I sing at retirement communities and hospitals, but when it's for people I know - the heart palpitates fiercely and doesn't stop till the dang concert is over. At least this year I sang okay - only a few bloopers. But I was so into connecting with the audience, I didn't care.
I guess what I've learned is if you are doing something you are passionate about, it really shouldn't matter what anyone else thinks of it or you. You have to be content with who you are and what you do. As long as we're not hurting anyone else.
Well, I'm off to rest now...I will try to catch up with the rest of you later today and tomorrow.