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Craig D. Lounsbrough
I would suggest that the prisons I incessantly create are not designed to lock me in, rather they are designed to lock the world out. And the oddity is that either way, I am a prisoner who has sentenced himself to a prison within which I do not belong.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Running' is driven by panic. 'Destination' is driven by thought. And while it's terribly painful to admit, incessantly pretending that I do the latter doesn't replace the fact that I'm constantly doing the former.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
My life is too often driven by the fear of the next moment verses focusing on the privilege that I have the next moment.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
One of the most terrifying things I fear is not my potential, but how much regret I'll die with should I never use it.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
As I contemplate a relationship with God, I find that I'm afraid to ride on the coattails of the infinite. But what I fear more than that is spending my life in the coat closet.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
It's not about the elimination of fear. Rather it's about the elimination of the feeling that the elimination of fear is necessary before we take the next step.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Have we ever thought that being lost is our destination?
Craig D. Lounsbrough
I cannot be afraid of being afraid. Rather, I need to realize that it is my fear that gives me the energy to wrestle that which I fear into the dirt that is soon to become the road underneath my feet.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The restless adventurer within me stands eye-to-eye with the fear that has stepped directly in my path. And the thing I absolutely must not do is to blink first.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
To spin the tale with great flourish but never live the tale is the power of vision strangled to fiction by the fiction of fear.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
What in the world would ever lead to me believe that life is a series of opportunities that are readily available to everyone else but me? What really leads me to believe such an atrocious lie is that I don't believe in myself sufficiently to engage those opportunities in the first place.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
My fear of endings too often blocks my hope of beginnings.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
We think that boxes take everything that's bad and they lock all that nasty stuff out, when in reality they take everything that we are and they lock all of those great things in.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Fear is my mind painstakingly creating the worse-case scenario and then putting it on steroids.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Too often it's about what stands before us, not what stands within us.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Either we are running 'from' what we fear or running 'to' what we fear. The former is a choice controlled by fear, the latter is an action inspired by it.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
I think that it is infinitely wiser to accept the fact that we're afraid, for in accepting our fear we are in no way granting it the power to crush us. Rather we are finally empowering ourselves sufficiently so that we can crush it.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If we're honest, what makes something impossible is not our fear. Rather, it is our indifference.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Ignorance is my refusal to think outside the box of my fears.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Fear is a lethal killer of dreams, the greatest cancer that has beset passion, and a ruthless thief of lives stolen and buried in the decay of lives squandered. Yet the greatest tragedy of all is that the fear that destroys us is rarely the monster it pretends to be, nor does it possess anything close to the power that we grant it. Therefore, it is only a killer, a cancer and a thief because we empower it to be so.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Sadly, it seems that I have the proclivity to create plenty of devils, but most of the time I don't even go looking for angels.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
I'm not the author of my fears, but I sure feed them really well.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If I am brave enough to stand against those who have been groomed by fear, I will recognize that where I get knocked down is all about where life begins, and has nothing to do with where it ends.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The hand of God is wonderfully evident at those times when He pens stories whose lines we ourselves are far too fearful to pen or whose imaginations are far too limited to envision. And I would unashamedly suggest that the Christmas story is that very story.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Comfort is not a goal that I seek, rather it is a place that I hide.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Bravery is not found in getting knocked down. Rather, bravery is found is getting back up knowing that you're going to get knocked down again.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Sadly, in too many cases surrender is having been 'outrun' by fear rather than having 'run out' of heart.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
We can be seized with panic of the fall, or inspired by the potential that lies within the fall.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid living, and to avoid living is one of the greatest risk of all.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
I am amazed that without any hesitation whatsoever I can completely believe myself to be on a grand journey of massive vistas and bold ascents, only to find that they are nothing more than a figment of a frightened imagination that needed a journey but could not admit to the fear of actually taking one.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Too often fear is fiction madly running amuck, all the while madly tracking 'muck' across the floor of fact.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Is it possible that my walls are specifically erected and intentionally reinforced out of the fear that God calls me to an existence without walls? And if this is so, do I realize that I am the warden of prison that I created in which I myself am the prisoner?
Craig D. Lounsbrough
What is fear but that 'thing' that we believed to be as powerful as it pretended to be.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Fear tells me that while there might be a host of people who wish to stand beside me in times of crisis, the tangled wreckage is sometimes so enormous that the best of their efforts leave them stranded at a great distance. And standing desperately alone surveying the carnage that holds all others a bay, God suddenly taps me on the shoulder, leans over and whispers, 'how about a little demolition?
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The assumption is that if I expend myself for myself in the end all I'll be left with is myself, and that alone is frightening. But what I've failed to consider is that I have to expend so much of myself living for myself that in the end I'm really left with very little of myself, and that is unimaginably frightening.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
The more we construct lives that prioritize safety, the bigger the prison we construct around ourselves.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Faith is rare because fear is rampant. For faith will demand that I step into places that fear itself fears to go.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Surrendering is intentionally laying down the power I possess. And have I considered that the power I lay down is often more powerful than that which I'm laying it down in front of? Therefore, I would be wise to recognize that surrender is less the absence of power and more the presence of fear.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If your dream doesn't scare you, it's not big enough.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Mediocrity is a path cleared by fear, leveled by apathy and paved by comfort.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
I might define a 'journey' as something that life itself calls me to. And I might then define a 'trip' as something I create to avoid a journey by mimicking a journey. And while fear is most certainly part and parcel of both, the latter is emboldened by fear while the former surrenders to it.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
We will understand the depth of our vision when at some point we are finally faced with the price we must pay to achieve it. And when the price comes calling, most visions end up falling.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
Maybe my greater fear should not be fear itself, but what I will lose should I submit to fear.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
By choosing comfort we are in the very same decision choosing to miss every great thing in life, and that thought should be anything but comforting.
Craig D. Lounsbrough
If I am sufficiently brave to extract the cancer of fear, I have effectively gutted my conviction that what stands before me is impossible.
Criss Jami
Take lightly what you hear about individuals. We need not distort trust for our paltry little political agendas. We tend to trust soulless, carried information more than we trust soulful human beings; but really most people aren't so bad once you sit down and have an honest, one-on-one conversation with them, once, with an open heart, you listen to their explanations as to why they act the way they act, or say what they say, or do what they do.
Criss Jami
It often occurs that pride and selfishness are muddled with strength and independence. They are neither equal nor similar; in fact, they are polar opposites. A coward may be so cowardly that he masks his weakness with some false personification of power. He is afraid to love and to be loved because love tends to strip bare all emotional barricades. Without love, strength and independence are prone to losing every bit of their worth; they become nothing more than a fearful, intimidated, empty tent lost somewhere in the desert of self.
Criss Jami
Trustful people are the pure at heart, as they are moved by the zeal of their own trustworthiness.
Darren Shan
Her fear was infectious, and though I was too young to truly know terror, I felt it in my heart and trembled.
Eileen Anglin
At all times we are either in fear or we are in love. We are either open or we are closed. Expansive or contracted.
Howard Spring
If you have ever come up against Nothing you have no idea how it can scare you out of your wits. When I was a child I used to be afraid of Something in the dark. I know now that the most fearful thing about the dark is that we may find Nothing in it.
Israelmore Ayivor
Because of fear, most people don't dream big. Because of fear, even those who dream big do not start working on them. Because of fear, those who start working on their dreams end up quitting too early.
Israelmore Ayivor
Faith has won it! Fear has lost it! When you get full of faith, the devil gets filled with fear! Keep your faith in light every day and you will keep the devil in fright always!
Kamand Kojouri
You have already lost if you are always fearful of losing everything.
Kamand Kojouri
You only feel powerless because your fear has given your power to the object of your fear. Once you realise this, you can claim it back.
Kilroy J. Oldster
The paramount terror that plagues humankind is to live a meaningless life of an exile, an incomplete person whom fails to experience the rapture of living in an astonishing manner.
Lailah Gifty Akita
Distress is fearful gloom.
M.D. Elster
Yes! He says. Fear is an excellent motivator. I find that it really brings out the true ingenuity of a creature.
Matshona Dhliwayo
Love makes you strong when others are weak, brave when others are scared, hopeful when others are despairing and cheerful when others are sad.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The real reason the number of things that are shared via social media every single minute is so astronomical is because, whenever they each do, most users do not share or say something because they believe they have something worth remembering; they do mainly or only because they fear being forgotten.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Some people avoid thinking deeply in public, only because they are afraid of coming across as suicidal.
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.
Shannon L. Alder
Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for
Shannon L. Alder
Insecure people often falsify the past, in order to make the future pure.
Stephen Richards
When you're scared, you stay as you are!
Steve Goodier
Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life
Steven Magee
I am far more fearful of the USA government than I am of North Korea.
Suzy Kassem
Once you reject fear, you will become the perfect candidate to receive and reflect Truth.
Suzy Kassem
Always be truthful and you will have fewer visits from regret, guilt or fear.
Suzy Kassem
We are taught to fear anything that can bring us closer to death