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, November 11, 2015
On a more personal note, my book tour is done. Thank you once again to all who hosted me and the many others who left wonderful comments and words of support and encouragement. I am so so grateful. I've had my book signing. And so I ask myself, what now?
At this point in my life, writing isn't a career. It's just something I seem to have to do. And I love doing it (sometimes, lol). I have ideas for other things, but no impetus to begin anything just yet. I'm in what I call the cloud of unknowing (the title of a book written by an anonymous monk in the 14th century). Isn't that a wonderful phrase?
The cloud of unknowing, where I open myself up and ask Spirit, "what would you have me do?"
In the past this has been a place of huge angst. Now, it is a peaceful place because I know, just as I listened to the voice that asked me to write The Wishing Steps, whatever comes will be what I'm meant to do.