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 9, 2013
Telling the Truth Tuesday: self-nurturing
Anyway, back to the lunch. They both shared that I am an intense person. I drive myself really hard and exhaust myself in the process. Then when I get the result I want, I've worked so hard for it, I hardly enjoy it. Hmmm. Do I really even know what it feels like to truly be relaxed. To not have my shoulders scrunched and tense. To not have my mind chattering away. To not be breathing too fast because I'm anxious. Not!
So I am learning to be more self-nurturing. I'll let you know how I do that as I figure it out.
How about you? Are you good at nurturing yourself?