"Litany Against Fear" in Present Tense


I love the Litany, but think it could benefit from more present tense. A litany is an entreating. That’s why they’re recited over and over. It tells one how to treat something as they are currently experiencing it.


I must not fear

Fear is the mind killer

Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

I face the fear.

Pass over me and through me.

As it goes past, I turn the inner eye to see its path.

There is nothing. Only I remain.


The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off. Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end. The way the mind will lean under stress is strongly influenced by training.

Remember your training.

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