The truth is…
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living: Eleven Keys for a More Fulfilling Life)
“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 Chronicles, #1))
The truth is

I am paralysed by fear
It is a dark

Horrific monster

Leaning over me

So very close
Sucking my breath

From dry, cracked lips
I wait for my heart to stop

For my sight to darken
For time to still

For my life to end
So I can begin again

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