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
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Insecure Writer's Support Group - March
I am feeling very insecure right now about my re-write. I know what is required, but for some reason, I am afraid. I am afraid I'll spend all this time re-writing and it won't be any good. I'm afraid nothing will come from my retreating from life to allow this book to emerge. I'm afraid I'll die before I finish.
Oy vay! What a crock. This right here is one of the joys of writing for me -- to discover how I'm really feeling so I can shift that energy into something better. Fear is faith that hasn't said it's prayers. I am now praying. Connecting to Spirit. Shifting into that place of knowing all will be the way it is meant to be. Trusting the process. Trusting the journey. And when I get into fear, I know I have forgotten all of this. Breathe, Karen, Breathe.