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, April 23, 2013
Telling the Truth Tuesday - retreat musings
I get in trouble frequently when my intentions are not coming from the right place. If I am looking for ego gratification rather than coming from a place of sharing who I am, then I have expectations that always leave me disappointed. I'm learning I must have good, clear intentions and no expectations in order to feel inner peace. I couldn't figure out why I always have a wonderful experience singing at retirement communities but not when I sing at an event when friends are present. What I discovered is that my intention at the retirement places is to share my joy - no ego involved. My intention with my friends is to show what I can do and I have certain expectations about the response I will get. I always screw it up and am always disappointed in both myself and the responses. Now I know why.
How about you? Do you "retreat" from daily life and ponder stuff?