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Fear | Lars Toomre

Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia


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.

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

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..

Courage Is Resistance To Fear

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

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

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.

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

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)

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)

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)

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 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: Die Alive

An early morning reflection of Mount Ranier on a still pond

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.

Good Things Will Be Yours

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.

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.

Thought for Today: Trustee Consciousness

View of the mountains from Camas Entrance, Glacier National Park, Montana

We all have a relationship with everything. Obviously the relationship we have with the people and objects in our immediate vicinity is more intimate than the rest of the world. For most of us the most common relationship is possession. In our minds we think we own and possess things like cars and houses and carpets and golf clubs etc. This thinking easily spreads into jobs and tasks and positions and perhaps even other people. "I want you", and "You are mine alone", is the essence of many romantic film scripts and song lyrics. What we forget is that this relationship is wrong. It is not possible to possess anything. Care for..yes. Use...yes. But possess...no. You can't take it with you when you go, so we say! And yet it's the idea of possession which lies at the heart of all fear, war and conflict. Can you see it? Fear of loss, fear of not acquiring what we have already decided is ours in our minds. So what is a better relationship we can choose which takes all the fear away. Be a trustee. Everything comes to us in trust, for us to use and then to set it free. The consciousness of trustee sets us free of the tension of grasping and guarding. To see ourselves as trustees of everything that we receive, including our bodies, encourages our innate capacity to 'care for with dignity'. It is a much more relaxing way of relating to the things which we are privileged to receive in life.