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)

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.

Foolish To Fear What You Cannot Avoid

Brunette American actress Josie Maran poses wearing a red dress

It is foolish to fear what you cannot avoid.

Latin writer of sententiae (died 43 AD)

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.

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

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.

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

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..

Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
that you have no time to criticize others.
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words but great deeds.
To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

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.

The Artist's Way Every Day - January 1st

Brunette beauty Cameron Russell models blue pattern bikini at the beach

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.

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

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

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 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)

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)

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.

The Artist's Way Every Day - October 31st

Australian blonde actress Abbie Cornish

If you'll pardon the levity, most of us are afraid of fear. We think it's a bad thing. We know it's a scary thing. We're afraid of becoming afraid, scared of becoming scared. We know all too well how our fears can escalate into terror, and how our terror can either translate into frantic action or into paralyzing inertia. Because so many of our experiences with fear have been so negative, we fail to see fear as positive or useful. It is both. Let me repeat: Fear is positive and useful. Fear is a blip on the radar screen of our consciousness. It is something we catch out of the corner of our eye. Fear tells us "Check this out." It enters our thoughts the way a dark shadow looks across a doorway. "Is there someone there?" we may gasp. Yes, someone is there. Often it is a perception spoken by a part of ourselves that we have neglected and failed to attend. Fear asks that we check something for clarity. Fear requires action, not assurance.

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.