Fear Is the Mind Killer

Sometimes some good ole Bene Gesserit chanting helps me get through a tight spot. Crazy? Absolutely. Does it work? Yes, especially when I’m on a plane that’s taking off. I’m the crazy one sitting next to you with her eyes closed and lips moving.

“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, Dune – Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear

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