The Gate of the Year
by Minnie Louise Haskins (1908)
I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year
"Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown."
And he replied, "Go into the darkness
and put your hand into the hand of God
That shall be to you better than light
and safer than a known way."
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 permit it to pass over me and through me.