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)

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)

Optimism And Euphoria Leading To Greed And Capitulation

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The cycle of optimism and euphoria leading to greed, fear and capitulation, giving way to hope and building back to optimism, drives the expansion and contraction of our financial world in a market cycle of collective human emotion.

Daily Affirmation: Friends With My Fear

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I make friends with my fear. I am unstoppable.

The Artist's Way Every Day - March 12th

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For most of us, the idea that the creator encourages creativity is a radical thought. We tend to think, or at least fear, that creative dreams are egotistical, something that Higher Power wouldn't approve of for us. After all, our creative artist is an inner youngster and prone to childish thinking. If our mom or dad expressed doubt or disapproval for our creative dreams, we may project that same attitude onto a parental god. This thinking must be undone.

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.

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.

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)

The Artist's Way Every Day - March 5th

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Doubt is a signal of the creative process. It is a signal that you are doing something right — not that you are doing something wrong or crazy or stupid. The sickening chasm of fear that doubt triggers to yawn open beneath you is not a huge abyss into which you are going to tumble, spiraling downward like you are falling through the circles of hell. No, doubt is most often a signal you are doing something and doing it right.

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.

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)

Those Who Grows Up Without Fear

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Those who grows up without fear will live without honour.

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)

Fear Defeats More People Than Any Other Thing

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.

American lecturer, poet, and essayist (1803 - 1882)

Wise Man In The Storm Prays

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The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.

American lecturer, poet, and essayist (1803 - 1882)

Courage Is Resistance To Fear

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

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

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)

Two Terrors Discourage Creativity

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The two terrors that discourage creativity and creative living are fear of public opinion and undue reverence for one's own consistency.

American lecturer, poet, and essayist (1803 - 1882)