Affirmation for the Expulsion of Fear
When the human spirit aligns with universal spirit, the strength of human vitality is elevated to astonishing levels. But if one is to align oneself with the universe’s majestic spiritual presence, then the first prerequisite is that tranquility and equilibrium of mind not be disturbed.
Furthermore, of all detriments to mental tranquility and equilibrium, that which is to be most despised is the emotion of fear or dread. Fear is like an ugly and blemished picture based on worthless, negative thoughts. It’s like a blueprint based on false measurements. So, from this day forward, I will rest in the certainty that I am always backed up and protected by the power of universal spirit, and I will never succumb to fear.
Indeed, in adopting such a stance, that which we call fear or dread inevitably dissipates and vanishes. Therefore, I shall rest in the faith that the power of universal spirit has my back, that it has me covered. Regardless of circumstances and challenges, whether to health or matters of fortune, and I shall not fear.
– Nakamura Tempū (from Verses for Recitation)