I am one of the most impatient people I know. Especially when I'm trying to learn new things. When I wanted to learn to play the guitar, I expected myself to know how to play songs as soon as I knew one chord. This past weekend I was in a Rueda workshop (a Cuban salsa dance). I'd never done the dance before and got so frustrated when I couldn't get a particular step. Until I went to lunch with other workshop participants who were having the same problem. Where did we all get the idea we should be able to do things perfectly immediately. It's ridiculous. Let's all cut ourselves some slack, yes?
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Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here on Monday and Tuesday. 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.
"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
"The way to do is to be."
"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."