There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. and when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert – Litany against Fear

Life has taught me this, what it means to only face fear, allowing it to pass through, leaving only a resilient being behind.

I confront fear daily, it has become an old friend, or perhaps foe. One I can pick up, and sometimes, in the most auspicious of moments, put back down.
But all too often, it is lying just out of sight, barely below the surface. It’s a web cast full of the unknown and unthinkable.
There are times I wish to be reassured that the maker of this web can not bite me, that the spider in the corner can not catch me.

Not even the darkest silence could ever quiet my mind, im most unfortunate that way.

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1 Response to There is nothing to fear, but fear itself.

  1. robotkeijij says:

    I can’t not comment when one quotes a science fiction classic. Fear is a daily thing and it is your Gom Jabbar. I know it isn’t book cannon, but I’ll always stand by David Lynch. So remember, “It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of sapho that thoughts acquire speed, the lips acquire stains, the stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.” My mind is as yours, always thinking, never avoidant, yet this gifts us a strength and vigilance others will never know. Embrace it, use it, and know that your ever present mind is a gift.


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