"There would be no
to frighten you if you refused to be afraid."
Mohandas K. Gandhi
The ring of courage is intended to give the wearer the understanding
that fear is one of the greatest causes of
ones suffering. It cleanses your thoughts, causing them to vanish.
The Hebrew text engraved on the ring says:
"Cowardness is the worst of all measures. Fear is the gate that
the fool opens and the wise locks. When fear sneaks behind you, know it
is a creation of your thoughts. Clean your thoughts and fear will
vanish. Only then will your life become valid. What is within you will
bring you life. What is not within you will bring you death."
The text explains that fear comes from ignorance. Fear twists your real
perception and judgment. Fear is summoned by the person himself by
letting deceiving thoughts and feelings grow in ones mind. Fear causes
the feared one to become blind to the beauty and abundance of life.
of Courage will remind you of the great courage that is within you.
"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 allow it to pass over and through me. And when it has gone past I
will turn the inner eye to see its path. When the fear has gone there
will be nothing. Only I will remain."
Herbert, Dune - Bene Gesserit Litany against Fear