Experience fear, but don’t allow it to rule you

Let fear be fear, a storm of fight-or-flight—
Don’t let the fear attach to circumstance
These hormones veil your spirit in a trance
Inhibiting both thought and second sight.

Your fear importunes you that it’s about some
Future dread event you must avoid;
Suppose it came, but left you overjoyed—
It’s your response that matters, not the outcome.

Contagious fear can poison the collective
Mind, and cleave it from the solid ground
Of sense. The mob’s destruction knows no bound.
Community and love are the corrective.

But every devastation serves a need—
The past’s demise reveals the future’s seed.

— JJM from the Poetry of Oneness

Underwood archives

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