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, March 19, 2013
Telling the Truth Tuesday - Maintaining Joy
I don't have the answer. I can talk about the struggle, though. How I can get pulled off my center by the least little thing, let alone bigger things. That I can allow the guilt of feeling happy when someone else is unhappy take me from my joy. It seems as if people are more comfortable with pain and suffering than they are with joy and laughter.
Here's what I know. My dampening my joy will not lesson the pain of another. My shutting off my spirit light will not help any one else turn on theirs. What will help is my learning to keep my spirit light shining as bright and as long as I can. Maintaining that is my spiritual work. It is one of the reasons I continue to sing. It's one of the ways my spirit light does shine.
How about you?
How does your spirit light shine?