Litany of 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”

– Frank Herbert “DUNE”

 dune arrakis

F.E.A.R. (False Evidence Appearing Real)

4 thoughts on “Litany of Fear

  1. “Greatness is a transitory experience. It is never consistent. It depends in part upon the myth-making imagination of humankind. The person who experiences greatness must have a feeling for the myth he is in. He must reflect what is projected upon him. And he must have a strong sense of the sardonic. This is what uncouples him from belief in his own pretensions. The sardonic is all that permits him to move within himself. Without this quality, even occasional greatness will destroy a man.” ― Frank Herbert, Dune

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  2. Jennifer, I came here via Ronovan. I have two sons who were/are creative and artistic. I spent most of their youth visiting doctors and psychoanalyst trying to determine how to help them. They are both bi-polar. The oldest, deceased, showed symptoms when he was nine. He wasn’t diagnosed until he was in his 30’s. I’m pleased that there are new discoveries in treatment every day.

    You have many things to say. I hope you like I find solace, support and love in our blogging family. Your talent is large and exciting.

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    • You are most generous. It is wonderful to create a loving & supportive family connected through our blogging. I believe in Serendipity & finding Ronovan is one of those Huge Moments.

      I am sorry you lost one child and your other also is Bipolar. It is something difficult to live with, more for those around one at times. I tried the route of psyche meds and gave them up. They were not good for me. I am using other methods that help but nothing completely levels me. I don’t suppose one is meant to be completely without ups and downs. It’s just with Bipolar they can be more treacherous depending on where they take you.

      I have been in therapy since I was a teenager. Have had many diagnoses before the bipolar. Those who were treating me kept it from me until about 4 years ago. I lose track of time. I now have a great therapist who works well with me. Understanding & guidance are really important.

      I hope to share more. Doing the Haiku opens up a wonderful connection.

      Thank you, Meredith for reaching out.

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