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Monday, March 5, 2018

Don’t Fear the Reaper | 死者を恐れるな | Ne Timeas Messor

There is no greater illusion than fear;
No greater wrong than preparing to defend yourself
no greater misfortune than having an enemy.

Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.

---Tao te Ching (excerpted) (Mitchell 1989)

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 my fear is gone
 I will turn and face fear's path,
and only I will remain.


Fear…this short word somehow touches about every aspect of our lives. It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of our existence was shot through with it. It set in motion trains of circumstances, which brought us misfortune we felt we didn't deserve. But did not we, ourselves, set the ball rolling? Sometimes we think fear ought to be classed with stealing. It seems to cause more trouble.

----Alcoholics Anonymous

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back, old friend, we've missed you...


Welcome as a witness to a fools journey out of the darkness. I welcome all tidings - you are all my teachers on this path toward a meaningful and purposeful sobriety.

COG, 1st Cl.