Thursday, January 17, 2008

Herbert's Litany of Fear

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.

That's from Frank Herbert's Dune series. I remember the first time I heard it was watching the original Dune movie with Kyle MacLachlan as Paul. I was impressed... and spent days repeating it. Perhaps it is time to utilize it once more. It is a great mantra.
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