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, October 9, 2012
Telling the Truth Tuesday - Fall
Don't you just love new beginnings. A time when the slate is wiped clean and you begin anew. It is an opportunity to leave everything behind. The Jewish new year occurs this time of year and culminates with Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. Not that I would know much - I never studied the religion I was born into but do not follow. But what I love about Yom Kippur is the concept of recognizing your sins, accepting them, and letting them go. In other words, honoring the fact that you are human. You make mistakes. You can forgive yourself and move on.
That is what Fall means to me.
How about you?