Rumi, on Preconceived Fears
Some lines from Masnavi, Book III, by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi.
Translation: A person can walk fearlessly on a path half a yard wide on the ground. But if you have to walk over a high wall which is 2 yards wide, you won’t be able to do so. Your preconceived fears have deluded your mind and you fall. Use your intellect to understand fear and delusion.