Five Minute Roar

Time once again for Five Minute Friday, and today I join in this much needed exercise.

1. Write for 5 minutes flat with no editing, tweaking or self critiquing. (I still struggle with this.)

2. Link back to the Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in.  (The button code can be found in the side bar on her site.)

3. Go and tell the person who linked up before you what their words meant to you.

Today’s prompt is Roar.

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Five Minute RoarThe roar of the silence fills my ears. It never really is completely silent. There is always something to hear. The whir of the air as it circulates, the chirping of birds, something, always something. Sometimes it is a whisper in my soul. A whisper that makes no demands upon me, but encourages me to listen and choose wisely. Yet the roar of my own desires sometimes tries to drown it out. I want this! I want that! I don’t want to give it up! But still the whisper. It is soft and gentle. It says it will wait for me, for when I’m ready to listen. I try to roar. I know my own heart! But the whisper is patient. It waits then asks if I’m sure. If I know my own heart so well then why have I chosen to ignore it? Just because one is loud, does not make one right. Damn. It’s got me there. how well I know that the loud, roaring demand is never what leads to my true peace of mind, nor my happiness. It is the gentle whisper that waits for me to be ready. It tells me that the hard choices are sometimes the best choices. It tells me to listen…

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What is it that roars for you?

*Photo: Dandylion by joshme17, obtained through Flickr.

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2 Responses to Five Minute Roar

  1. Joy @ Joy In This Journey January 6, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    I love this line: Just because one is loud, does not make one right.

    YES!!!!

    I too am learning to listen to that quiet voice whispering wisdom, mostly by not listening and then regretting it later. But every once in awhile, I hear it — truly hear it — and I follow it. I’m always glad I did.

  2. Nita January 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Like Joy, I love the line: “Just because one is loud, does not make one right.” So insightful. Great post, Loved reading your words. Thanks. ~Nita

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