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I Must Not Fear

I must not fear.

Frank Herbert, perhaps my favorite author, once wrote:

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.

If you’re not familiar with the Dune Saga, this

passage is called the Litany Against Fear.


I’ve said this litany to myself for decades. It helps. These days, I do not fear the physical threats of our world, but the other. I fear letting go and just living in whatever way the breeze takes me.

I must not fear.

Fear is the mind-killer.

Only I remain.

 

2 comments on “I Must Not Fear

  1. I’ve never read Dune but my husband loves it so I’ve heard these beautiful words many times. Sounds like high quality wisdom.

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