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, December 31, 2013
Set a timer for 3 minutes and write without thinking your lifetime goals.
Set a timer for 3 minutes and write without thinking your three-year goals
Set a timer for 3 minutes and write without thinking your goals if you only had six months to live.
It never fails to help me get my priorities straight. In previous years, travel always showed up, even on the six months to live list. I guess I've seen pretty much all of the things my soul needed me to see, because what showed up this time more than anything - and it showed up on all three lists, was to finish my novel. And some other writing projects that have been on the back burner. And some connecting with family members. But what I came away with is that writing this book is my sacred journey right now and I need to make it the priority my subconscious is telling me it is.
I wish I knew why the thing that is most important to my soul is the hardest thing I've ever attempted. But it is what it is and I will do what I need to do and, as with so many other things I've accomplished in my life, this one will get done, too.
Here's wishing you the tenaciousness and willingness and strength to do what you need to do for the coming year to fulfill your heart's desires.