Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia

Fear

The Winner's Creed

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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)

Fear Of Suffering Is Worse Than Suffering Itself

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.

Brazilian lyricist and novelist (born 1947)

Ethical Behavior Based Effectually On Sympathy And Education

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A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.

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

The Artist's Way Every Day - February 28th

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We must write from love and we must choose those to read us who read from love: the love of words. The love of naming our experience must finally be the guiding force in what we put on the page. When we write from fear of criticism, we hamper our stride and we cripple our voice. When we choose as readers those who love to critiicize rather than those who love to read, we invite catastrophe.

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)

Daily Affirmation: Friends With My Fear

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I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable.

Heroic Act To Refuse Paralysis Of Fear

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Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day.

American film and television actor (1951 - 2006)

Thought for Today: Claim Victory

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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.

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)

Thought for Today: Banish Ego

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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

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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.

Those Who Grows Up Without Fear

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Those who grows up without fear will live without honour.

The Artist's Way Every Day - January 1st

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One of the most important tasks in artistic recovery is learning to call things — and ourselves — by the right names. Most of us have spent years using the wrong names for our behaviors. We have wanted to create and we have been unable to create and we have called that inability laziness. That is not merely inaccurate. It is cruel. Accuracy and compassion serve us far better. Blocked artists are not lazy. They are blocked. Do not call the inability to start laziness. Call it fear.

Step Back Into The Knowing

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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

Courage Is Resistance To Fear

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

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Simulated Fear Postulates Courage

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

Father of Taoism

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)

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 - November 18th

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Answered prayers are scary. They imply responsibility. You asked for it. Now that you've got it, what are you going to do? Answered prayers deliver us back to our own hand. This is not comfortable. We find it easier to accept them as examples of synchronicity. It's my experience that we're much more afraid that there might be a God than we are that there might not be. People talk about how dreadful it would be if there were no God. I think such talk is hooey. Most of us are a lot more comfortable feeling we're not being watched too closely.

Thought for Today: Die Alive

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To the unenlightened, death comes but once a lifetime. To those who have chosen to become enlightened there are a thousand chosen deaths before it's time to leave the body and move on. This kind of death is the releasing off all our attachments, from false identity to opinions, from people to possessions. Cutting the subtle threads of attachment frees the spirit from fear, and when the time comes to move on, it's like 'shooting the breeze'. Dying alive is simply letting go of all you hold fast to in your mind. It doesn't actually mean losing anything, simply changing your relationship with the things in your life today. The greatest pleasure for every soul is the result of choosing the living death called detachment. Why? Because attachment is a form of slavery, and it all takes place in our own minds. And the result of detachment? Real freedom.