Jack Kerouac – Fear of Knowing

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‘Even fear crossed his brain, imaginary fevers that something was going on behind his back, before his closed eyes: unmoved, he let these doubts and disturbances, like bubbles, vanish back to their origin in the emptiness of the mental sea.’

Jack Kerouac – Wake Up! A Life of the Buddha


 

Fear of Knowing

 

eyes closed
allowing fear
to displace calm

absorbing
the sensation
of fright:

uneasiness
apprehension
uncertainty

vanish

 


The swallowing sense of fear one sometimes gets navigating the ‘mental sea‘ dissipates.

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8 responses

  1. Jack…you’ve got to love the guy even though you’d like to punch him for the mess he was in his later years… so much lost or maybe he gave the world what he was supposed to… and that’s it.

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