When I was interned in Dr
Eiras Hospital, I began to have panic crises.
One day, I decided to consult the psychiatrist in charge of my case;
“Doctor, I am overcome by fear; it takes from me the joy of living.”
“Here in my office there is a mouse that eats my books”, said the doctor.
“If I get desperate about this mouse, he will hide from me and I will do nothing else in life but hunt him.
Therefore, I put the most important books in a safe place and let him gnaw some others.
In this way, he is still a mouse and does not become a monster.
“Be afraid of some things and concentrate all your fear on them – so that you have courage in the rest.”