03/03/06 - fear

In today's excerpt - fear:

"Nothing in life is more remarkable than the unnecessary anxiety which we endure, and generally create ourselves"

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-81), British Prime Minister

"Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none.  For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen."

Pliny the Younger (62-113CE), lawyer, author and philosopher of ancient Rome

"Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear."

Bertrand Russell  (1872-1970),  mathematician, logician and philosopher

"The psychological condition of fear is always of something that might happen not of something that is happening now.  You are in the here and now, while your mind is in the future.  This creates an anxiety gap.  And, if you are identified with your mind and have lost touch with the power and simplicity of Now, that anxiety gap will be your constant companion."

Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now New World


Eckhart Tolle


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment


Namaste Publishing Inc.


Copyright 1999 by Eckhart Tolle


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