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, July 31, 2012
Telling the Truth Tuesday - the power of memoir
I have always loved reading memoir and ironically, I enjoy memoirs of those I've never heard of more than those of famous people. But it wasn't until I recently finished Mark David Gerson's memoir, Acts of Surrender, that I finally got the power of memoir. I was unable to put it down. I want to thank Mark David from the depths of my soul for his willingness to share the depths of his soul and to be able to write so eloquently the journey his soul is on. I knew I loved memoir but it wasn't clear to me why until I read this one. By reading someone else's story, we don't feel alone in ours. I get that we are all connected because of our humanness. But it is only when someone is honest enough to share their humanness, that we can really see that. Mark David's book (and the human the words poured out from) is a gift to me at a time when I sorely needed to understand what truly surrendering to Spirit means. It helped me to read that I don't have to understand why I am receiving the messages or urges, but only to listen to them.
Mark David also wrote my favorite book on writing, The Voice of the Muse. To find out more about him and his books, please visit http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com