The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is infecting more than our bodies with disease; it is infecting our psyches with fear. And this fear as spread much faster and its reach far greater than the biological virus itself, infecting young and old, trade and transportation, all of daily life.
Fear can benefit us, like fear of a snarling dog or a very real virus. But fear can also paralyze us, as in the words of a character from the movie, Dune, “Fear is the great mind-killer.” It is this fear that kills our minds, preventing us from making rational decisions. It is this fear that robs us of our peace, preventing us from calmly dealing with daunting challenges.
You may be infected with fear right now. Do you fear losing your job? Do your fear retirement? Or a disintegrating relationship? Fear for your ailing parents? A failing marriage? Of being alone? Do you fear what’s happening to our country? Are you fearful for your children and grandchildren?
If any of these...