Poise by D. StarkePoise by D. Starke


byD. Starke

Paperback | October 16, 2012

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Excerpt: ...maladies." To enumerate them is superfluous and unnecessary. Lack of poise gives rise to all sorts of weaknesses, which are given the names of nervous diseases and finally become classed in the category of phobias, of which the starting-point is always a habit of fear due to excess of pg 85 timidity. This morbid disposition is the parent of a continual apprehensiveness which is shown upon all sorts of occasions. The man who has the space phobia is quite unable to cross an open space unless he is supported or, at the very least, accompanied. Claustrophobia is the malady of those who have a horror of close quarters from which they can not easily make their escape. Writers' cramp is nothing in the world but one of these exaggerated nervous terrors. Erythrophobia, that is to say the habit of inopportune and constant blushing, is another of the commonest forms of excessive timidity. Stammering is another of the tortures that people of poise do not experience, except in those cases where it is caused by a physical malformation. All these maladies attack only the timid. There are many others, less serious in their nature, such as indecision, exaggerated scrupulousness, extreme pliability, hypochondria. All of these should be ruthlessly supprest the moment we become aware of them, for they are one and all the forerunners of that mentally diseased condition which gives rise to the phobias of which we have just been speaking. pg 86 To those who would seriously devote themselves to the cultivation of poise it is, therefore, a vital necessity to be in a condition of perfect health. It would be a misfortune, indeed, for them to find themselves balked in their progress toward acquiring this quality by anxieties regarding the condition of their bodies. Any indisposition, not to mention actual diseases, has a tendency to inhibit all initiative. There is no room for doubt that a physical ailment by attracting to itself the attention of the person who is attacked by...
Title:PoiseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:October 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443207381

ISBN - 13:9781443207386

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