Monday, January 11, 2016

Day 957: Fear is the Mind Killer

“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

Does fear dictate who you are and the choices you make? Do you allow your experience of fear to overwhelm you and diminish your ability to see reality clearly?

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  1. From a perspective of Non-Duality, fear does not exist outside of the person who experiences it. I find that, by stating out loud "My fear is not separate from me", I can remain alert and clear-headed when a sense of fear arises. The fact that the speaker and the listener are the same has a reassuring effect. This works with other so-called negative (and positive) emotions as well. The general function of emotions is, to draw your attention, and when you state to yourself that you are indeed paying attention, this helps you to stay on-track and make the appropriate choices, no matter what emotions you have. :)

    1. Cool, thank you for sharing your experience