The panacea to fear

Fear is a strong, unpalatable emotion that prepare an organism to perceiving and cope with danger.
One of the enemies we need to study, analyze and clear out is fear.


    Fear penetrates the mind more than you can imagine if it is allowed to continue driving in the ocean of our mind.

    Although, there are a lot of things that stir up the water of fear in us but those things are not enough to make us allow fear be the determinant of our actions. Hence, we need to be strong to make it abated before it would attach itself to some life destroying habits.

    Just as it is difficult to overcome some agitating habit from the surface, same is applicable to fear and hence it is necessary we recognize the root of our Fear.


    Before we can apprehend an enemy, we must recognize its identity.
    Identifying the major causes of fear in us is a step to overcome the fear itself, just as you cannot win a battle you do not prepare for.
    How do you prepare for the battle against Fear?

    Just as soldiers try to recognize some necessary things that can be utilized during war and work on those things knowing their life depend on it. That is the same way identifying the causes or types of Fear one possess would help in solving the problems attached to it.

    It's good to identify and start tackling the fear that serve as domain to other negative emotions in us because identifying alone is nothing but acting on the things recognized would help in eliminating the fear.
    The battle against fear is not easily won but with time it can be reduced to the minimum.


    According to Napoleon Hill, there are 6 major types of Fear and these are:

    FEAR OF CRITICISM — It is a well known fact that a thief will criticize the man from whom he steals. Parents would blame their children for lack of Self-discipline (for getting a low grade, doing things not encouraging, facing some difficulties), individuals blame their environment for doing unpleasant things or living a callous life. Politicians seek office, not by displaying their virtues, and qualifications, but by attempting to besmirch their opponents. 

    The fear of criticism takes on many forms, the majority of which are insignificant and trivial. 

    The adept and crafty manufacturers of clothing have not been slow to capitalize this basic fear of criticism, with which all mankind has been cursed. Every season the styles or design in many fashion articles change.

    Who establishes the styles/designs? Certainly not the purchaser of clothing, but the manufacturer. Why does he change the designs so often? The answer is obvious. He distort the style to increase sales. 

    For the same reason the manufacturers of automobiles and other technological devices, such as mobile phone, computer etc, (with a few rare and very sensible exceptions) change styles of models every season. 

    No man want to drive an old model automobile, although they might be better than new ones. Same thing applicable to mobile phone (and any other computer) with the crafty manufacturer producing new models when the users are still striving to get the old model in market. 

    Fear of criticism is synonymous to the fear of poverty, and its effects are severe to one's personality, mainly because this fear kills one's ability to implement a conceived idea. 

    It reduces self-reliance and make man to justify is actions by criticizing his fellow man's character instead of Taking responsibility.

    FEAR OF POVERTY — The fear of poverty is the most destructive of the six types of fear, and the most difficult to master.

    The two road that leads to poverty and riches (mentally, financially, spiritually etc) travels opposite direction. The decisions we make while dealing with this type of fear are important as our decisions can impact our desires positively or negatively. 

    Fear of poverty is enough to destroy one's chances of achievement in any area of life. This fear paralyzes the faculty of thinking, destroys the faculty of imagination, kills off independent, undermines alacrity (willingness to do things or enthusiasm), discourages new development or ideas, leads to uncertainty of purpose, encourages procrastination, wipes out enthusiasm and makes self-control impossible. 

    This fear affects one's personal strength, eliminates the possibility of accurate thinking, diverts concentration of effort, it masters persistence, turns the will-power into nothingness, destroys ambition, makes the memory blur and lure in failure in every conceivable form; it kills love and assassinates the finer emotions of the heart, discourages friendship and invites disaster in a hundred forms, leads to sleeplessness, misery and unhappiness except one decide to uproot its source.

    FEAR OF LOSS OF LOVE OF SOMEONE — This fear is the most painful of all the six types of fear and the original source of this fear needs but small description because it obviously grew out of man's polygamous habit of stealing his fellow-man's mate, and his habit of taking liberties with her whenever he could. 

    Careful analysis has shown that women are more vulnerable to this fear than men. This fact is easily explained. Women have learned, from experience, that men are polygamous by nature that they are not to be trusted in the hands of rivals. 

    So, Self love is the key to overcoming this fear. Even an Africa proverb says, 
    "to love someone who does not love you, is like shaking a tree to make the dew drops fall.

    FEAR OF ILL HEALTH — This fear may be tracked to both physical and social heredity. It is closely associated, as to its source with the causes of fear of Old Age and the fear of Death, because it leads one closely to the border of terrible worlds which man find obtuse, but concerning which he has been taught some discomforting stories.

    Convincingly, man fears ill health because of the terrible pictures which have been planted in his mind of what may happen if death should overshadow him. 

    He also fears it because of its impact on the economy. Research show that about 75% of all people who visit physicians for professional service have hypochondria (imaginary illness). With this it's worthy we know that our mind is powerful and mighty. It builds or it destroys.

    FEAR OF OLD AGE — In the basic fear of old age, man has two very sound reasons for following through — one growing out of his mistrust of his populace, who may take charge of the worldly goods he may possess, and the other conveyed from the terrible pictures of the world beyond, which were planted in his mind, through social inheritance before he takes control of his mind. Loss of both physical and economic freedoms are abysmal things that travel along with the fear of old age hence we need to discover ourselves on time.

    FEAR OF DEATH — The aghast pangs of fear associated with the thought of death, in the majority of cases, may be charged directly to religious fanaticism. So-called heathen/unbeliever are less afraid of death than the more civilized/believers.

    For hundreds of thousands of years man has been asking the still unanswered questions. Where did I come from, and where am I going to? “Enter my tent, accept my faith, welcome my dogmas, and I will give you a ticket that will take you straight into heaven when you die,” cries a leader of denomination. The same leader would say “Avoid my tent, and may the devil torment you throughout eternity.”

    Eternity is a long time. Fire is a terrible thing. The thought of getting burnt everlastingly, with fire, not only causes man to fear death, it often causes him to lose his reason. It terminates interest in life and makes happiness impossible. 

    I am not trying to ridicule religious believe because I acclaim God is the ultimate. But in truth, no one knows, and no man has ever known what heaven or hell is like, nor does any man know if either place actually exists. This very lack of positive knowledge opens the door of A human mind to the bogus, so, he may enter and control that mind with his stock of prestidigitation and various brands of pious fraud and trickery. I can say this is the cruelest and useless fear. 

    Its certain death will come, no matter what anyone may think about it. Accept it as something that cannot be changed, and pass the thought out of your mind. Perhaps it is not as bad as it has been pictured.

    I believe there are other types of fear, and they can be classified under some mentioned above. As you read, it is advisable you analyze yourself carefully, and determine which, if any, of the six common fears have attached themselves to you.

    And this may stir up questions, such as, Can fear be stopped? How can I withstand my fear?

    It is good we know that fears are nothing more than states of mind and one's state of mind is subject to control and direction. It is amazing you are open to the unraveled panacea to Fear. This solution is not difficult to get, it is within you, it is waiting for your response to the fear, it's exercising itself for you, the astounding wonders of this solution is enormous, its foundation are not distorted, its sources are vast, it's effective and stronger than any fear.
    The panacea to Fear is Faith. Yes, Faith!


    The process of understanding abstractions, forming ideas, beliefs, without empirical evidence, experience or observation is known as faith.

    I am not trying to tell you about religious faith here but I believe no matter your religion or believe you can use faith to overcome the fear that has been sailing for long in your mind. Your faith can make things turn around when you least expect.
    So, you need to start feeding your faith and starve your fear. 

    The more you feed your faith the effective it becomes; the effective it becomes the more powerful your mind strive to cover the abyss set by Fear for long; the more your mind keeps working on covering the abyss; the more Fear diminishes with time.


    Although it might take a long time to finally eliminate the fear in you but a practical application of faith would continue to make fear lose it grip on your mind and ones you have gained access to your mind, then, as the captain of the ship you sail to the destination or acme you desire.
    The panacea to Fear is Faith!

    Writer: Omoregha Peter

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    1. Wow... This article is very explanatory.

    2. This topic is actually a mind boggling one .... Thanks to the writer for sharing.

      1. It's really mind boggling as you said😊.... Thanks for following our articles.

    3. PANACEA To FEAR!.... Wow, this is interesting but I would like to ask a question. Is there symptoms for these types of fears?

      1. Thanks for reading.

        In regard to the question, there are symptoms to each type of Fear just as its said "before we can apprehend an enemy, we need to recognize it identity."

      2. Thank you for your reply... I would like to know the symptoms to some of the fears you talked about.

      3. Outlining the symptoms of the different types of fear mentioned above would make the article more lengthy but it's possible a article highlighting the symptoms of these fears would be available later.
        Thank youπŸ™‡

      4. Alright sir.
        I'm looking forward to it.

    4. This is timely... May God bless you guys.

    5. Hmmmmmmm... This topic really need to be talked about with the situation of things in this world we have found ourselves in. People fear a lot of things they ain't supposed to be afraid of.

      1. That's true... I believe feeding our faith would help reduce the fear.

    6. Ineresting... More grace to the writers in this blog

    7. This is a nice article although the writer sound like someone who doesn't believe in religion.

      1. Thanks for reading πŸ™‡πŸ™‡

        In regard to your observation (in terms of religion), I believe God is the ultimate but tolerating other people's opinion is important.

    8. Good one!
      Does our environment have any fear impact?

    9. Yes, our environment has it own way of impacting fear.
      So, we need to make sure we are in charge of ourselves.

    10. Thanks so much
      U don't know what u have done

      1. You are welcomeπŸ™‡πŸ½‍♂️

        God deserve to be acclaim/praised.