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Fear | Lars Toomre

Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Fear

The Winner's Creed

Blonde Playmate Kalin Olson poses in yellow bikini

I know that I have the ability to achieve my definite purpose in life:
therefore I demand of myself, persistent, continuous action towards its attainment and I here and now promise to render such action.
I fully realize that no wealth or position will long endure unless it is built upon truth and justice;
therefore I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all to whom it effects.
I am succeeding by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use and the cooperation of other people.
I induce others to serve me because of my willingness to serve others.
I eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, cynicism, anger, and fear by developing a true love for all humanity,
because I know that a negative attitude towards others will never bring me success.
I cause others to believe in me because I believe in them and believe in myself.
This is my creed, my quest.
To never stop striving for the top.
To always keep moving forward.
To always be the very best I can be.
I am the power. I am the magic. I cannot be stopped. I am a winner.
I promise to always be true to myself because I am the creator and master of my universe

American personal-success author, famous for book Think and Grow Rich (1883 - 1970)

Life Only Appears To Be Rushing Toward Us

Life only appears to be rushing toward us.
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity is our fear of the future — our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said, "The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."

Known as 'The Philosopher of Happiness' who authors Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote

Courage Is Resistance To Fear

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Daily Affirmation: Friends With My Fear

A walkway in the field leading to Mount Cook in New Zealand

I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable.

Thought for Today: Claim Victory

Autumn colors on trees lining a dirt road as far as the eye can see

If you ever find yourself defending a position, explaining why, or justifying anything, it means you have been defeated. It means you have not been able to accept the others point of view, or the fact that you may be wrong. Fear has conquered your mind and your heart. Your defences are up and you are running scared. It's not that the other person has conquered you, it's the self-created fear that is in control. Until you can accept the other (you don't have to agree) and you are not threatened by the other, your victories will be delayed. It's a funny old world when true winning is accepting not resisting, when victory is found in the wisdom to stop fighting and to begin engaging.

Thought for Today: Banish Ego

The patio in the part of Alhambra complex located in hills above Granada, Spain

Ego is not just having a big head. Ego is present every time you feel any kind of fear, or hear yourself saying "That's mine!". The truth tells us that nothing is 'mine' or 'yours', we are all trustees, and fear is only present where there is the voice of attachment. So where there is ego, there is attachment, and where there is attachment there is fear, and where there is fear there cannot be love and where there is no love there is misery. This is why there is so much unhappiness in the world. Detach from everything, and you will banish ego, fear will be no more, only then can true love return, and our oldest friend happiness will feel it is then safe to make a reappearance in your life..

Thought for Today: Radiate Light

Sunlight radiates through tall tress lining an undulating road

Each one of us is a walking radiator. Mostly we radiate thoughts and attitudes. From deep within we radiate our state of being, and the essential, original and eternal state of every being is peaceful and loving. But we block and distort this energy with our attachments. Attachments turn love into fear, peace into anger and then distort our attitudes and actions towards others. This is neither relaxing for ourselves, or for those around us. Which is why detachment is the secret to living lightly and lovingly.

Do The Thing You Fear Most

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Step Back Into The Knowing

Brunette beauty Beth Williams was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for August 2012

Step back from the clamor.
Step back from the urgency.
Step back from the anger.
Step back from the fear.
Step back into the knowing and the love.

Known as 'The Philosopher of Happiness' who authors Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote

A Man Who Lives Fully

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Simulated Fear Postulates Courage

Japanese actress and model Maria Ozawa poses in a grey T-shirt

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.

Father of Taoism

The Experience Of Mystery

It was the experience of mystery — even if mixed with fear — that engendered religion.

Winner of Noble Prize for Physics in 1921 (1879 - 1955)

Do Nothing Against One's Conscience

Brunette model Alessandra Ambrosio wearing a black dress with beads

...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.

French Enlightenment writer and philosopher (1694 - 1778)

The Artist's Way Every Day - May 22nd

Brunette beauty Sandra Amer was Miss Universe Denmark 2011

Most of the time when we are blocked in an area of our life, it is because we feel safer that way. We may not be happy, but at least we know what we are — unhappy. Much fear of our own creativity is the fear of the unknown. If I am fully creative, what will it mean? What will happen to me and to others? We have some pretty awful notions about what could happen. So, rather than find out, we decide to stay blocked.

The Artist's Way Every Day - May 18th

Blonde Sportds Illustrated model Tori Praver poses in a body paint bikini

When we have an obsessive fear, we hold on to it like a dog with a bone. We cling to the thought with a die-hard intensity, nothing can pry us losse. It is a mantra we repeat to ourselves, "I am afraid that X is going to happen." Afraid of X, we fail to notice Y. We are fixated and, in out fixation, we feel trapped. We are never trapped. There are always choices. We do have freedom of will and movement and we can exercise them. We can find a small way to move forward and pry open the jaws of our rap. It is a question of being open-minded, but when our mind is trained on the bone, nothing can help us. This is when we must learn to let go and let God.

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

Brunette Bryiana Noelle was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for September 2013

Perfect love casts out fear. If fear exists, then there is not perfect love.

The Artist's Way Every Day - May 2nd

Brunette model Aline Nakashima poses in blue skirt and floral shirt

Perfectionism is a refusal to let yourself move ahead. It is a loop — an obsessive, debilitating closed system that causes you to get stuck in the details of wht you are writing or painting or making and to lose sight of the whole. Instead of creating freely and allowing errors to reveal themselves later as insights, we often get mired in getting the details right. We correct our originality into a a uniformity that lacks passion and spontaneity. "Do not fear mistakes," Miles Davis told us. "There are none."

Thought for Today: Want Not

Still water at dawn off Missolonghi, Greece

Next time you are waiting for anything, notice what you are wanting! This will be a source of your tension or impatience. All desire has fear built in — fear of not getting or losing, even before your desire is fulfilled. The secret is to want nothing, and then magic happens, for lo and behold, all that you need and more arrives in your life, at the right time, in the right way.

The Artist's Way Every Day - April 20th

Blonde model Heidi Montag wades through surf wearing dark blue bikini top

It is the ego's dicey proposition that as artists we should always be "special" and different. The ego likes to be set apart. It likes to look down its node at the rest of humanity. Such isolation is actually damaging. It is like the reverse of the Midas touch turning everything golden into a problem. Let us say we have fear — as all humans do — the ego would have having "artistic fear" which sounds like a specialized something that perhaps only an expert, and an expenseive expert at that, could help us cope with. If we have plain old ordinary fear, then we are within reach of a solution. Fear has been with humankind for millennia and we do know what to do about it — pray about it, talk about it, feel the fear, and do it anyway. It is only by courting humility that we stand a chance as artists. We we choose to join the human condition rather than set ourselves apart from it, we begin at one to experience relief.

The Artist's Way Every Day - April 11th

Blonde Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Brooke Sorenson in a bikini in tropics

Making a piece of art may feel a lot like telling a family secret. Secret telling, by its very nature, involves shame and fear. It asks the question "What will they think of me once they know this?" This is a frightening question, particularly if we have ever been made to feel ashamed for our curiosities and explorations — social, sexual, spiritual. The act of making art exposes a society to itself. Art brings things to light. It illuminates us. It sheds light on our lingering darkness. It casts a beam into the heart of our own darkness and says, "See?"