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
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Gratitude - Letter "Q"
My gratitude today is for those times when I can find real quiet. It's difficult in our world to really be in silence, because noise is everywhere. Airplanes, cars, horns, people, computer noises, television, radio, music, etc. I am lucky. I live in a quiet neighborhood in a small cul de sac with a small park behind our house. There are houses to either side of me, but no noise emanating from them. I hear dogs barking sometimes, but other than that, it's quiet in my home. I need that. To think, to meditate, to write. If I am surrounded by too much noise, I tend to withdraw inside myself and kind of shut down. I can handle it for a little while. But then, I need to get back to where it's quiet.
How about you?