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
Monday, July 16, 2012
Monday Musings: On becoming...
I frequently ponder big philosophical questions, trying to make sense out of the things that happen in my life. Most of you know I sing in a trio at retirement communities. What you may not know is that singing has become a way of healing for me, just as writing my memoir over a 10-year-period proved to be not only cathartic, but literally transformed my life.
Both of these things have helped me become more of who I believe I was meant to be--before my spirit was beaten down by childhood dysfunction, childhood sexual abuse, and the ramifications those things had on the choices I made in my life.
Maybe we do come full circle when we come to the end of our lives, back to the spirit we were before any bad stuff took hold. I do believe when we begin to lose our functioning, whether it's physical or mental, we must turn both inward and outward to Spirit for guidance.
Do you have any childhood desires you haven't fulfilled?