Fear of the unknown is hard to describe because all the feelings and thoughts about this fear are just in our heads. It is a negative feelings or thoughts that kind of influence us in a way we live our life or how we make judgement.
It is that feeling of uncertainty and confusion when tons of questions are circling around our head, “what should i do?, when will it be?, what if?, is it really happening?, Why?, how come?,” and the list goes on and on and on…
The day after that lock down information contaminates the social media, before the official announcement that is going to be that night, I “happened to be” in my regular grocery establishment, shopping for our weekly supply.
And there I witness the panic. People load their carts with almost everything they can get their hands into. I hear the salesclerk saying “talo pa ang pasko”(busier than the Christmas rush]. Literally, “Empty shelves are real”. Cashier line is endless.
Who could blame them?
I myself join that panic as well.
But at the end of the day, after all that panicking or “preparing for the worst” they say, as i sit quietly looking at my family, i know i still have that fear inside me creeping at the back of my head.
Well I guess the real question is “How can we be really prepared for something we don’t really know?” The good thing is, there is this thing called prayer. After that long day, before dozing off, that little prayer did the trick, cleansed all my heart’s worries and put me to sleep. Goodnight Folks!