Fear of Ebola Virus
In India, the spirit of plague passed an old man sitting under a tree. The old man
Inquired from him, where it was going. The spirit of plague answered the old man that it was going to Benares to kill hundred people.
Later, the old man heard that in Benares ten thousand had died. On the return journey of the spirit of plague, the old man asked the spirit of plague, why he lied to him, because he had told him he is going to kill one hundred people. The spirit, succinctly answered the old man, “I killed one hundred. Fear killed the rest.”
There are so many lessons to learn from the above fable which highlighted the devastating effect of fear in our societies. Undoubtedly, fear is the greatest challenge of man, inhibiting him
From a peaceful, joyous, fruitful and fulfilling life. Today, most of our hospitals are brimming with people ridden with various fear induced diseases like the “silent killer” hypertension, diabetes e.t.c. Fear is also responsible for the carnage on our roads and the increasing teenage suicide pandemic.
Gross Capacity Deficiency
As a Life Coach, I’m saddened that most of our people are deficient of the proactive capacity to handle the fear of contracting this Ebola Virus. Therefore, most people in our societies are likely to be dispatched to the world beyond, not because of contracting the Ebola Virus, but because of the fear of contracting it.
Nakedness of the Educational Institutions, Religious Institutions
The raging Ebola Virus, which has snuffed life out many people, has exposed the nakedness of our educational institutions and religious institutions, for their inability to impart their congregants, with the proactive skill; proactive capacity to master fear and cultivate faith that put man in charge and in practical command of life. The educational institutions merely enlighten our mind, strait jacket other potentials, give us a worthless paper certificate, to go and face the absurdity, complexities, abnormalities, uncertainties of life. The religious institutions encourage dependency on the clergy. Failing to empower us with the proactive skill that empowers us to recreate ourselves, reinvent ourselves, rehabilitate ourselves, effect positive changes in our life and cultivate the lifestyle of excellence.
Those that would be able to survive and navigate through the Ebola scourge are those who have learnt that they as the creating force of their lives, the master of their fate, the captain of their soul and the determiner of their destiny. The survivor would be those who have learnt that they are endowed with the innate creative potentials, which needed to be developed to maturity, harmonized and harnessed to mastering fear and cultivating faith. The survivors would be those who are able to engage their innate creative potentials to develop a prophylaxis against contracting Ebola virus.
The Survivors would be those who have the proactive capacity to choose to partner with God, reach out for the implanted word of faith in their heart, employ and deploy it spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically to purge themselves of the fear of contracting Ebola virus and cultivate faith that put them in charge and in practical command of Life.
Jones, a life coach can be reached via; [email protected]