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, March 3, 2015
Telling the Truth Tuesday: how to retreat from life
I think the first step is to set priorities. What are the things I am absolutely not willing or able to give up? Sugartime (my singing duo) for sure. Folk dancing??? Not sure about this one - have to ponder it. Lunch or dinner with friends? I don't do this very often to begin with so I don't want to sacrifice this activity. Computer time? Absolutely can cut back on this - especially things like jigsaw puzzles.
Once I set the priorities, I have to put the plan into action. That means not filling up the newly freed up time with other things. That's hard. Then I actually have to give myself the quiet time I have worked so hard to achieve. This is the part I'm afraid of, although I don't know why. Every time in my life I have given myself this gift, it has been good. Ahh, but sometimes difficult decisions need to be made when I really listen to the voice of wisdom. That is where the fear comes in.
What I know for sure is I can't keep going the way I'm going. It simply isn't working. My soul is unhappy.
How about you?