Fear, pass through me, leave me open for Love

A good friend sent me this quote, from Dune, which means double bonus points for the sci fi reference:


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. *

I have been allowing my fears to over-ride my calm center.  I’ve been allowing my fears to drown out the constant voice of love that she is in my life.  I’ve been allowing my fears to blind me to what she needs: love, support, strength, encouragement to reach out and get what she needs from life.  I’ve allowed fears to shrink my heart, to convince me I’m not capable of loving her enough to let go of my tight grasp.

It is time to let the fear pass through and not remain inside to poison me.  This is my work to do and I can do it.  I cannot let fear call our love into question, I will not let fear blind me to her needs and to the amazing generosity she has shown me.  She has given up so much to love me, it’s my turn to love her in the fullest, most generous way I am capable of.

this is my work

I can do this

I will not let fear have it’s way

I must let the fear pass

and fill myself with unconditional love



*Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear – From Frank Herbert’s Dune Book Series
© 1965 and 1984 Frank Herbert
Published by Putnam Pub Group
ISBN: 0399128964

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