corimagua

exploring my mind and spreading the light through blogging

Our Greatest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and 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 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 are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

 

-Marianne Williamson

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(Espanol)

Nuestro Miedo mas Grande

 

Nuestro miedo más profundo no es que somos ineptos.

Nuestro miedo más profundo es que somos poderosos sin medida.

Es nuestra luz, no nuestra oscuridad que más nos asusta.

Nos preguntamos, ¿quién soy yo para ser brillante, encantador, talentoso, fantástico?

Al contrario, ¿quién eres tú para no serlo?

Eres un hijo de Dios. Al fingirte poca cosa no sirves al mundo.

No hay iluminación en reducirse para que otros no se sientan inseguros juntos a ti.

Nacimos para hacer manifiesta la gloria de Dios que existe dentro de nosotros.

No sólo en algunos: Existe en todos.

Cuando permitimos que nuestra luz brille, inconscientemente le damos permiso a otros a hacer lo mismo.

Cuando nos liberamos de nuestro propio miedo, nuestra presencia libera automáticamente a otros.

 

-Marianne Williamson

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Taste as many as you can

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. YOU HAVE TO LOVE. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could. 

-Louise Erdrich

Techno Junkies

Very Interesting Zen Pencil Comic about the addictive properties of technology. I found it to be sadly sort of true. Social Media turned us all into reality tv stars. Everything we do, our entire lives are showcased for the virtual world to see. We measure success and popularity with likes and page hits, but what does it all mean? What sort of effects is this having in our lives? In our brains? I don’t know, time will tell if this is a good or bad thing. But what I do know is that we have to be careful with technology as it permeates deeper into our lives. Is it good to be under the spotlight at all times, always exposed? Where do we draw the line? Internet addiction is becoming an increasing problem in many parts of the world so be aware and use it but don’t abuse it. While we all like to connect and share with others in this virtual realm we can’t forget that life, the real thing, is not in these little computer screens and machines but out there. We need to step away from the screens and go out into the world, experience, and do the things we love. It’s crucial that we push the electronic bullshit aside, give it a break, and take a breath.  One last thing, don’t do things for likes, it seems sort of shallow. We don’t need other people to tell us that what we are doing is cool. The important thing is that we like it, the rest doesn’t matter.

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