by R K Garg
Chandigarh, August 23, 2020: Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.
It comes from within due to circumstances we live in and we face.
The image of happenings is deposited in our sub-conscious mind and these deposits some times increases to an even greater extent.
The images have their own life which again depends on the intensity in which we receive them.
Some fears go so deep into our minds that these remain with us life-long.
We continue to think over them again and again and we further burden ourselves.
Some fears are spontaneous and get out of our mind soon.
But there are images which appear time and again for many months and years repeatedly.
It is now almost six months that we started facing Covid and its realities.
The crisis is gaining a worse shape with every passing day.
Media, which has the responsibility to inform, has explained every thing in detail and our sub conscious mind and day to day life has adapted every happening in detail.
Since we do not have any treatment of Covid inour reach, the pandemicseems to have turned into a dreaded affair.
Keeping in view the medical facilities available around us, the common people are quite afraidabout the diseases so much so that even if some one gets fever or like wise symptoms no one reports for fear of long and tedious procedure ahead.
Being a common man, I feel that rather than the disease, it is the fear which is killing us more.
And this will continue until and unless these images of fear are thrown forcefully out of our mind.
The process of throwing out such images depends on our capacity to deal with the situation.
Covid is a health issue and we have to tackle it like that only.
Small measures like mouth masks and social distancing can play a big role in dealing with it.
Once we are sure within ourselves we will be out of this fear and deposits in our mind will have no meaning.
But if it remains there for a longer period that it starts killing us from within which is the most dangerous process.
Let us deal with it carefully and forcefully and remain safe.
(The views expressed are personal of the author. If you wish to express your opinion, contact R K Garg at email@example.com)
by R K Garg