I (Vicki Skinner - aka "THE Sarong Goddess") created this blog in 2007 to share DETAILED Finds•Lists•Info•Events•Experiences to help bring more EASE to people living in, visiting or thinking of moving to Costa Rica since DETAILS are NOT easy to find!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"Our Deepest Fear" by Marianne Williamson

So this isn't REALLY "about Costa Rica" but I'm going to share it anyways (hey - it's MY blog!!) - THOUGH - it IS "about Costa Rica" - and EVERYWHERE in the world as what these words stand for effects EACH and EVERY one of us - how WE feel INSIDE!!!  I KNOW this to my CORE to be TRUE as I KNOW that we are ALL CONNECTED!!

It's also VERY relevant because how many of you have had a dream/fantasy - sometimes for much of your life (like moving abroad or specifically to Costa Rica) but were too afraid to make that leap???  MOST people I'd venture to say!!  Perhaps this poem will resonate with you and may help you get that EXTRA feeling of CONFIDENCE that you CAN DO IT (or ANYTHING ELSE you desire!!)!!!

I remember the first time I heard this - JUST before my birthday (I look at birthdays as the start of MY New Year - a time of NEW Beginnings - VERY significant time) and I cried SOOOO HARD because it was SOOOO MY TRUTH!!!

(NOTE:  This quote is often MIS-credited - with many people believing it came from Nelson Mandela's Inauguration Speech in '94 [here is his actual speech - anc.org.za/ancdocs/history/mandela/1994/inaugpta.html])

I welcome you to read this and maybe after you've read it, you will take a step back and look at where there may be some truth in it for YOU and/or some UNresolved issues still to heal (we ALL have PLENTY of those don't we?!?!?).
Our Deepest Fear
by Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is NOT that we are "inadequate". Our deepest fear is that we are

It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves -
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you NOT to be?

You are a child of God!!!!!
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are ALL meant to shine - as children do.

We were BORN to make manifest the glory of God that is within us!!!!
It's not just in some of us - It's in EVERYONE!!!
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we're liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

Is there some of YOU in this????   Let's SHINE OUR OWN LIGHT!!!!!  The WORLD NEEDS you NOW more than EVER!!!!

I REALLY hope you will take a few moments and "SHARE" this with EVERYONE you know!!


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