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, March 9, 2015
Monday Musings: updates
I love our home's new arrangement. Never thought I'd say I like the pool table (I've hated it for 19 years), but I do. The "play" room is just that. It's whimsical and fun. We hosted a game day on Sunday. Some folks played pool, others played Password, some played board games. All because I realized I needed to laugh more in my life.
I realized there are several things I need to do each day in order to feel that it was a good day: prayer/meditation, write in my journal, dance/movement, practice singing, and write. If I do those things, I'm a happy camper.
When I was a little girl, I wanted to play the piano. I had a good ear and could pick out tunes if I got near one, but parents couldn't afford a piano, so they bought me an accordion instead. I took lessons for a year, but never took to that instrument. Fast-forward to three years ago. I inherited a piano and began taking lessons. I learned how to read music, which helped my singing immensely. But it was hard and took a lot of time, time I wanted to be spending on writing. And life. Fast forward to now. I received a birthday gift last year from a good friend--Easy Piano Books - it has songs with simple chords and melodies that anyone can play. If you write in the notes that go to a particular chord and you know your melody notes, you can play. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to sit and play and sing. All by myself. This isn't for anyone else. Not good enough for that. But there is something about a piano keyboard and sound that fills my soul with joy.
How about you? What's new in your world?