Crashing like a tsunami wave, choking like tough kudzu vines, or seeping in like fumes through the cracks; fear comes. Whether young or old, home or overseas, rich or poor, healthy or ill none of us is exempt from fear.
All kinds of situations can open the door to fear. A scary diagnosis can seemingly wipe out every support we trusted in. Rumors of political unrest can tie us up with fear. Our own doubts fill our heart insidiously with fear.
After the door is open, then our thoughts become frantic. We make unnecessary contingency plans. We fight phantoms all day. Resources for our important activities become exhausted, and we find ourselves irritable with others. We examine ourselves minutely trying to understand why this is happening to us. The result–Isolation on Terror Island.