Coping with terror attacks is difficult for everyone:The madness
It’s a horror story with a dystopian twist.
The recent terror attack in an upmarket ,swanky cafe is depressing me terribly.
This was followed by 3 more acts of unbelievable violence .
Living in a democratic country with a pot pourri of religious belief, the dark cloud of terrorism is an unwanted threat to your happy mind.
Your mind likes being happy.But now it doesn’t know.
You know it’s not about religion .
Not about love.
Not about belief.
It’s about Control.
It’s about wanting to be the one who everyone fears.
This kind of madness few witness twice in their lives.
You are the post Independence generation.
You literary have everything.
Females specially have a lot to thank for .
The dark horror of terror attacks ,is spreading its poisonous tentacles of xenophobia.
Add it to the distinctively communal mentality of wanting to convert
The distrust mounts.
History will tell you how many times mad rulers have tried to rule the world.
And how many times they succeeded.
So take heart.
They win if you are afraid.
In this country you are lucky.
You have a voice.This voice is most important.
Even where “I “is actively practiced ,people who spread terror want something more .
They want subjugation.They don’t want tolerant ,moderate brave voice.
They want unquestioning faith.
They want to kill non believers.
Some of the religious preachers claim they don’t support killing innocents.
Obviously anybody who is a non believer is not innocent. That’s pretty smart right!
If you don’t support these people, they might even call you intolerant.
But there are worse things than being called intolerant.
If you are carrying out a crime or supporting a crime..Both cases you are guilty of the crime.
That’s why there’s something called “accessory to murder”.
Terrorists are mad murderers.
Religion is a way of life.
Killing people cannot be a way of life.
It’s a way of death.
It’s almost like a Stephen King horror..with blood gore and psycho killer.
Only this time there are many .
Machete wielding, gun totting,suicide bombing ….interesting set of skills.
If they are real ,what would you say about the possibility that they are injected full of hallucinogenic drugs.
The people who recruit and train don’t die.Its the trainees who die.
Maybe their brains are rewired under hypnotism (just like in Satyajit Ray’s famous movie …magaj dholai.)
The horrors are too many.While mourning, one another happens.
Whatever it is .
You need to cope.
You have to be strong.
Todays gift :some coping skills.
Maybe little.But it’s a beginning.
First what you may feel ....
Psychological (and physical)
impact of exposing yourself to such trauma via television, radio
and social media:
- Insomnia are some of the frequent effects of viewing violence on and off-screen.
Even reading about them often causes panic attack.
You stop exercising .Start binge eating, looping thoughts ,cribbing about small things .
- Socially isolating yourself.
- Becoming afraid .
- Have difficulty maintaining daily routine
- Sense of loss
- Sense of impending doom.
- Feeling of loss of control.
So how can you cope with Terrorism:Mind hacks
1)Start reading mystery novels.You have to be ready to save the world.
2)Martial arts training/shooting skills
(Controversial tip:Learn Hypnotism
Learn how to break away from hypnotism.
Channel your inner eye.)
3) Avoid the news if it makes you feel better.
4)Cuddle your child or anyone else you might want to (within limits).
Help as many people as you can, in any way .
7)Try to talk about it without becoming panicked.
8)Spread awareness as much as you can.
9)Avoid using alcohol or drugs for coping.It will make the problem worse.
10)Don’t forget self-care .
But why is self-care important in
the face of tragedy and trauma?
Maintenance of self-care ,helps you keep up normalcy.
It’s an important step in coping.When self care is absent ,it’s a danger sign.
Then you might be needing medical help.
- Don’t forget to put on lipstick even when you are worried(not recommended for men, not a good look).
- Try to eat healthy even when you just want to binge.
- Drink plenty of water
- Plenty of fruits and vitamins
- Read a lot ,write a lot
- Practice mindfulness
11)Practice positive thinking.Negative prediction bias may make things worse
Whatever your religion or colour ,we are actually children of the same God.
Try to hold on to that thought.
Spread a little goodwill ,in any way I can.
Try to be kinder.
Praying for the world.Let us all survive to fight another day.
This post is a part of Day Two #HalfMarathon #
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