Tuesday, September 23, 2008

MOTTO TUESDAY - fear is the little death


sometimes,
you just gotta hand it to Red. 

she wears the cape, she speaks (or sprays) the truth.

i used to love the mantra that characters in frank herbert's DUNE
would chant to ward off 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."

in the end, the only thing holding us back from ourselves,
is ourself.

5 comments:

Michael said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

fabio said...

Ciao, I would make a post on my blog about your blog, showing some f your photo of wisdom text. Is it ok for you?
Ciao

Fabio

editor said...

i like the poetic sentiment behind the chant, but i prefer the acute truth in the philosoffiti version.

FishermansDaughter said...

Universal.

ridikalous said...

hi there...just wondering if this piece is in the city (sf). if so, would you mind sharing where it is? i love it!

Thanks!