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, August 27, 2012
Monday Musings: perspective
I need to continually remind myself to remember perspective. It's all how we look at things. If I view the world from my "unwanted" perspective, everything looks very different than when I view it from my "wanted" perspective. Right alongside perspective in the scheme of things is assumption-making. If I come from my unwanted core, I usually make incorrect assumptions about the person, place or thing. If I come from my wanted core, I understand that for whatever reason, the other person made a decision or choice that didn't include me, but I also understand that doesn't necessarily mean I'm unwanted.
Bette Midler sang a song years ago all about perspective. It was called From a Distance. And it says what I'm trying to say here much better than I can. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fky1dfANPiI
What is your perspective?