All sentient creatures seek self-preservation

And avoid that which brings pain and tear;

At the basis of all neurosis,

Lurks the oppressive power of fear.


Anxiety, compulsion, obsession,

Anger, avoidance, depression;

Hatred, insecurity, repression,

All take root from fear.


Death is the end for all living,

Suffering is part of the deal;

Fear reminds us of the inevitable,

Even if the fear is unreal.


As we shake in our boots,

Let’s remember why we’re here:

To enjoy life, find peace and meaning,

And put to rest our fear.