Mandala #349 – Arête

But then he learned that, whatever the guards did or whatever situation he was in, his own reaction was quite another thing. This uncoupling of outer goings on from our reactions to them is key to our finding peace. [Referring to Gochen Tulku Sangak Rinpoche, imprisoned age 13]

Lama Tsomo, Wisdom and Compassion, 2021

Mandala #315 – Dunas de Corralejo III

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 me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

Paul Atreides – Bene Gesserit litany
(Frank Herbert, Dune, 1965)