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, March 7, 2012
Insecure Writer's Support Group - March
I've spent the last few weeks pondering whether I am still meant to write and the answer came, loudly and clearly. You get sick when you don't write, Karen - either physically or emotionally. My depression was partly due to not writing.
I think anyone who does anything in the arts has some insecurities. Either we're comparing ourselves to others and coming up short, or we're finding all our little flaws and neglecting our assets. But if we've chosen writing, or rather, if it has chosen us, which is much more likely, we must let go of all of that and just allow the words to flow from our hearts onto the page. I have gone back to my intention of writing for a minimum of 10 minutes a day. So far I write much longer than that, but I must do at least 10 minutes.
Insecurities, be damned.
How about you?