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
Monday, November 4, 2013
Monday Musings: moving forward
After an initial depression, I am moving forward with extensive revisions to my manuscript. I will be working with writing coach extraordinaire, Mark David Gerson, whom I've worked with before. What I've discovered about myself, and as a result, about my writing, is that it's as if I am living my life on a rainbow of one color. If I'm to move forward in my spiritual growth, and in my writing abilities, I need to open myself up to the other colors. It's the inner child in me who is terrified of this, because she had to navigate childhood and life on her own, with no guidance. The adult me knows I have the skills to do this and that there is nothing to be afraid of. A dear dear friend suggested I think about this next phase of my journey like a fairytale. As I set out, I will encounter and overcome obstacles, but in the end, I will "live happily ever after." That metaphor works for me, so here I go into the land of "once upon a time..." and imagine a whole new world, just like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, going from black and white into a world of color.
How about you? Are you living in a world of color, or stuck on one?