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
Friday, November 9, 2012
Lightening Up - finally!
If we can laugh at ourselves, that is the key to all our perfectionistic tendencies. Because the truth is, no one is perfect. It isn't achievable. One of the vocal coaches on The Voice said it so succinctly when he asked the contestant, "Did you leave your heart on the stage? If the answer is yes, nothing else matters."
Well, the same is true in our lives. If we leave our hearts wherever we are and with whomever we are with, nothing else matters.
How about you?