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640 As he spoke he devoured a dinner of proportions sufficient for three men, eating
641 every mouthful of the food brought to him, and apparently enjoying it as much
642 as if no disaster awaited him.
643 DECISION gave this man resignation to his fate! Decision can also prevent
644 one's acceptance of undesired circumstances. The six basic fears become
645 translated into a state of worry, through indecision. Relieve yourself, forever of
646 the fear of death, by reaching a decision to accept death as an inescapable event.
647 Whip the fear of poverty by reaching a decision to get along with whatever
648 wealth you can accumulate WITHOUT WORRY. Put your foot upon the neck
649 of the fear of criticism by reaching a decision NOT TO WORRY about what
650 other people think, do, or say. Eliminate the fear of old age by reaching a
651 decision to accept it, not as a handicap, but as a great blessing which carries with
652 it wisdom, self-control, and understanding not known to youth.
653 Acquit yourself of the fear of ill health by the decision to forget symptoms.
654 Master the fear of loss of love by reaching a decision to get along without love, if
655 that is necessary.
656 Kill the habit of worry, in all its forms, by reaching a general, blanket decision
657 that nothing which life has to offer is worth the price of worry. With this
658 decision will come poise, peace of mind, and calmness of thought which will
659 bring happiness.
660 A man whose mind is filled with fear not only destroys his own chances of
661 intelligent action, but, he transmits these destructive vibrations to the minds of
662 all who come into contact with him, and destroys, also their chances.
663 Even a dog or a horse knows when its master lacks courage; moreover, a dog or
664 a horse will pick up the vibrations of fear thrown off by its master, and behave
665 accordingly. Lower down the line of intelligence in the animal kingdom, one
666 finds this same capacity to pick up the vibrations of fear. A honey-bee
667 immediately senses fear in the mind of a person-for reasons unknown, a bee will
668 sting the person whose mind is releasing vibrations of fear, much more readily
669 than it will molest the person whose mind registers no fear.

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