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Eric's Sunday Sermon; "Fear is Never Enough" The Corona

Holding degrees in philosophy and Law. Formal studies or certificates or degrees in business, theology, insurance and security. Ex-preacher.

Where is the Crown or Corona?

Moons don't have them. No energy.

Moons don't have them. No energy.

Plasma -Pure Energy

Say High to Corona

Another contrast we can learn from is between happiness and joy and contentment. I dare you to look that up and decipher all the mumbo jumbo. Seems anyone can be right on such matters and so of course the opposite is true. To some pundits it is like arguing politics or religion. Hey maybe the distinctions boil down to politics and religion in origin. It appears kind of like happy is fleeting, joy is a state of mind and contentment is more along the lines of satisfaction. Funny that while security is paramount it is not contentment. That takes another level.

Now just go here for a second. I am broken. Too much from disease to finance to relationships to faith. I am broke. Now you just might have it all going on and I do not. Someone lend me a quarter. I do not post current photos on FB because I do not have a good photo to share. I am broken down and hurt.

That sounds real bad. But screw all that. I have love and faith and hope, more love and a positive happy and some contentment and I flow over with Joy. Do not take me wrong.


A corona is a real cool. Check out a picture of a total lunar eclipse of the moon and what you see circling it. It is often referred to as a crown. Corona the word and idea go all the way back to ancient Greece. In Spanish the word means crown. The crown you can see around the sun and I think all stars is an aura of plasma. (doesn’t that sound all mystical sci-fi?)

Corolla – just for fun is the inner whirl in a flower consisting in part of plasma. And that flower is partially plasma. So everything from the sun to the flower has plasma and a crown. A corona is a really cool thing.

Oh and the beer from Mexico called Corona is clearly translated into the crown. A crown is it’s logo. I think it really is best as a Michalada.

I told someone that they had a cool corona aura about them and had to explain that we all have an electrically charged field about us made up of plasma. Of course they looked at me sideways with crossed eyes and hurried away.

Energy at Sedona

Actually this is 4 miles away.

Actually this is 4 miles away.

Oldie But Goody

Take It Easy

Lack of Understanding

I bet just seeing the word corona put some fear in you about the virus. Are you afraid of mers-cov? If you are not that is fine. It is just the technical term for the Coronavirus. I use the word “sermon” here and it gets rid of potential readers that have contempt prior to investigation and understanding. Chances are good that you saw the word and without reading yet, you formed a feeling or maybe just an emotion.

Crisis Management

Have you ever seen someone managing a crisis who was in crisis. It is sad. Calm, cool and collected is the rule in managing a crisis. Suppose we had an illegal immigrant crisis, would you want someone managing the crisis who is freaked out about it, either side makes no difference? Fear stinks. Critical and analytical thinking is required in managing a crisis.

Think of a young couple who watches the nightly news religiously. Put them in their early 20’s. They have 1, 1 year old. A 100 degree temperature for the baby is a crisis. Give that scenario over to a 45 year old father of four. No crisis. Our perception and lack of understanding creates fear.

I have had 3 phobias: Claustrophobia, Agoraphobia and just plain scared of the dark. Then I became a risk/adrenaline junky. I embraced them for the thrill. After a bit in each area I lost my fear and the excitement was partially gone. I understood after familiarity. I still have not gotten over my fear for baby and mom during delivery.


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Take the Corona Virus and the idea that 5 thousand worldwide have died. (Actually half that)Contrast that with the 50K or so Americans who die each year from the “common flu(s)”. That is out of 350 million or so. Figure 21 thousand out of 7+ billion and you do not see a crisis. But we have folks managing that crisis. To keep it from becoming a crisis.

Watch out for people who want to have a crisis to they may profit in some way from it. Our CDC does that way too often. Just in the U.S. a person dies every 12 seconds. In the world just divide 52 million a year and divide it any way you want to. Or maybe think of around 200 – 300 thousand deaths per day. Crisis notions are interesting.

Rock, Scissors, Paper

Well of course we know that game. Try, love beats fear. Love, understanding and fear is not a fair game. Love wins every time. As a risk junky I loved the fear. No one can have courage to save another without fear. So fear is also good. My mom said “Eric you could live with a healthy dose of fear you know”. Little did she know I was afraid of her.


Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on April 19, 2020:

Lori, I still remember that, in the Mom sanctum. (kitchen) A neighbor reported us doing 110 mph in a GTO. In my defense that was wrong. It was nearer 120. So how credible is that accuser? ;-)

Lori Colbo from United States on April 19, 2020:

The last two senses cracked me up. This was filled with more amazing "Ericisms." Dude, you are cool.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 10, 2020:

Tamara you definitely said that right. Hey a phobia here and there is good.

BBYCGN from Uninhabited Regions on March 10, 2020:

I enjoyed this article, Eric. Unfortunately, targeting fear is universally profitable. I hope I said that, correctly. I fear I did not!

BTW, I have a bit of Agoraphobia going on, myself. My paranoia is somewhat justified, though. That’s another story... a long one. ♥️

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 28, 2020:

Eddy, I am humbled by your visit and comment. I just checked my calendar of things to do and fear just was not on it. Maybe I should mark it down for Thursdays.

Eiddwen from Wales on February 28, 2020:

A brilliant read Eric and I think the answer is to try and keep our feet firmly planted on the ground and not let the media scare the living daylights out of us. Much food for thought and brought a smile. Great work .

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 27, 2020:

A great example.

manatita44 on February 27, 2020:

Yes, Bro. Progress is itself a kind of perfection , like watching a child grow up.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 27, 2020:

Yes Manatita I agree with you. Sometimes I wonder if "trying to make progress" is not in itself perfection.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 27, 2020:

Dora too many people think I am a child because I don't take things serious and I smile even in gloomy times. My only real crisis is when I become separated from love/God.

manatita44 from london on February 26, 2020:

The fear factor and interpretation of words. This is used quite successfully in politics. In ancient dynasties, the clever clogs were called 'strategists' and today 'spin doctors' perhaps. Fake news has also become 'fake news.' We are making progress. Love to the family.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on February 26, 2020:

Eric, you manage to make me laugh while you're talking sense. Crisis management, alright! Ultimately, it is our own thoughts that make us dread life or delight in it.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 25, 2020:

Good to hear from you Ruby. I sing Dean around here much to my boy's chagrin.

I wonder what the personal feelings are -- it may be that weird.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 25, 2020:

Deano is one of my favorite singers. I know no fear when he's singing. If we let ourselves, we'd be scared all the time. I think the nightly news get's a kick out of scaring us. Another good one Erick!

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 25, 2020:

Thank you Devika. As my mom said; Onward and Upward.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 25, 2020:

Eric be positive and live your life my friend. There are too many obstacles to stop us from living but life goes on and make the most of it. Great one!

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 24, 2020:

Nell, call me the ultimate skeptic but I think the fuss is over those WHO and CDC bureaucrats getting more funding. My father was a muckity muck in public health areas. Oh the stories.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 24, 2020:

Denise your comment is more refreshing that that beer would be on the hottest of days. Is there anything better than the heavens above? Awe and wonder. writing this about plasma was an eye opener. It is part of us and part of the sun!! Wow.

Donna Rayne from Sparks, NV on February 24, 2020:

I don't even think of that virus at all. It's just another scheduled "outbreak" which is man-made. Great article!


Donna Rayne

Nell Rose from England on February 24, 2020:

To be honest, as you say, why the fuss over the small number of deaths? compared to the flu? I think it is because the rumour is that there is more to this virus. possibly something we do not know. But we shall see.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on February 24, 2020:

The funny thing is that I don't think about the virus first or the beer, when I hear the word corona. But I think of the glow around the moon at a total eclipse. I love celestial events. The universe is such an awesome creation of God, don't you think?



Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 24, 2020:

Kari I worked a bit in jobs where I did not have anything to do except deal with crisis. I was never at a loss for work. It sure helps when you have already dealt with similar problems 20 times.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on February 24, 2020:

I really enjoyed the part about "Crisis Management". Perception is everything. I agree that love outranks fear every time. Somewhere I have a picture published that says "Love is the fear-killer".

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on February 24, 2020:

Love does beat fear. I am so glad that I was able to find your article and read it through. I have had so many distractions in the last few months that I have not been able to be on the Forum as often as I wanted to be.

Love, perfect love casts away all fear. That is a gospel truth. You are right. What is the purpose of being afraid of something that cannot be controlled or if it can is not as dangerous as other things that we encounter everyday? I enjoyed your sermon.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 24, 2020:

Linda I have a "gut reaction" sometimes. It serves me well in business and family -- as long as I think it through.

I have not had a fight or flight moment in years.

Part of it is the room in the heart deal. If you are filled with love, there ain't no room for fear.

Your point is well taken. I always learn something from you.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 24, 2020:

John I reckon that is what I mean when I say you are an inspiration.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 24, 2020:

Bill I am afraid I am often quite off the mark. I like turning my will on such matters over to God.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 24, 2020:

Thank you Lorna for your great contribution here. I writing here I realized that fear of something else tries to fill the void once we get rid of one.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on February 24, 2020:

Eric, correct me if I'm wrong (yes, it does happen) but aren't we wired to have the basic fears of loud noises, falling, and the dark? Everything else is a "learned" fear? (Well, I guess you might be able to add fear of snakes. Indiana Jones would agree with me on that).

I think that most of what we fear is because we lack understanding. Thank you for a lovely message to begin the week. Living a life in fear isn't really living.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 24, 2020:

Thanks for sharing the link Eric, glad I encouraged this

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 24, 2020:

My dad used to say there were no atheists in a foxhole. I suspect that had something to do with fear, but I'm not smart enough to figure it out. :)

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 24, 2020:

Swalia I thank you for commenting and sharing your fear with us here. I think just doing that probably relieved some of the fear.

Now I am no genius in such manor but I do know you pretty well. It seems to me that there are some herbs that in fact work in repelling Tumeric black pepper and Garlic come to mind.

Eric Dierker (author) from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 24, 2020:

John when I ran out of things to be fearful of my life got boring for a bit. Boring was a whole lot better.

Important for folks to know that your / poems from the porch #23 / Found here; was the impetus for this - I had written a mean one along these lines and switched it to a sermon.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 24, 2020:

I found this article to be very interesting. I know making plans decisions based on fear typically gives a bad result. Love is a better way every time. However, facing your fears and learning from mistakes seems to be a part of life.

Thanks for a thought provoking article, Eric. I hope you have a good week.

Lorna Lamon on February 24, 2020:

I enjoyed this article Eric which to a certain extent puts things into perspective. I agree that remaining cool calm and collected is the only way to be when dealing with a crisis - and I have dealt with a few in my time working in hospitals. I think we do have to face our fears and overcome them, however, living in fear is not a healthy option. Great write Eric - thought provoking.

Shaloo Walia from India on February 23, 2020:

Snakes appeared in our home thrice year. It was the worse when my son spotted a snake in his room in the middle of night. Since then, I have been living in fear in my own house. I have tried hard to banish the fearful thoughts but in vain. I so wish to get rid of the fear and live normally again.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 23, 2020:

Eric, my friend. I know we are on the same page here. If we spend our life living in fear we won't have a life. Loved every word. Have a great week filled with love.

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