Cosmic Vertigo

The secret of the art of getting properly high is fearlessness.

Be not afraid.

But what if you suffer an attack of cosmic vertigo?

What if you discover that you’re afraid of heights?

The fact is, you are afraid.

You are afraid of losing control.

You are afraid of losing your mind.

You are afraid of dying.

These are the three great fears.

They are deep and powerful.

You can’t just ignore them.

So what to do?

It helps to remember why you came here.


You came here to “let go and let God”,

to surrender your controlling ego.

You came here to “lose your mind and come to your senses”,

to silence your monkey mind,

to find the peace that passes all understanding.

You came here to “die before ye die”,

to experience ego death,

to let yourself die and be born again.


“he that loses his life for my sake shall find it.”

Be not afraid.

Don’t give in to your fear.

Your fear will tell you to make it stop,

to get off the train,

to smash the glass

and pull the emergency cord.

You fear will tell you to slam on the breaks

and throw a spanner in the works.

But it won’t stop.

You’re on a magical mystery tour,

you’ve got a ticket to ride

on the Cosmic Express

and you’re not the driver.

The train will stop when it runs out of steam,

not a second before.

So relax and enjoy the ride.

It’s okay.

Everything if fine.



Comfort yourself.



It’s okay.

If you must be afraid,

fear God.

Fear God, and you will fear nothing else.

And the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.