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 3, 2013
Telling the Truth Tuesday: rounded versus flat characters
The next morning, I woke up at 4 am, bolted up to a seating position with this amazing insight. Up until now, I have only seen my flaws. If I wake up in the morning with a zit, I focus on it all day. If I gain weight, same thing. I never really understood why my husband fell in love with me, because all I see are the character defects. How the heck could I write rounded characters when I couldn't see myself as one. I've made myself wrong my whole life.
This realization has literally changed my life. My entire perspective shifted. I feel as if I am on a tilter whirl. It is also helping me see others in my life as rounded as well, thus making me less judgmental.
Even if nothing ever happens with this manuscript I am writing, it doesn't matter. The writing of it is my spiritual journey and my spiritual journey is the writing.