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.
Bene Gesserit litany against fear.
From Frank Herbert’s “Dune“.
Interesting how your mind recalls things from your past when you see pictures or read things – almost as if there are hidden triggers in every experience that you push into your memory banks and once those triggers are activated the memories come back without a conscious effort to recall them. ‘Dune’ was such a popular book at the time that some may be familiar with it and the phrase “Fear is the Mind Killer”. A powerful phrase.