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A General Enumeration Of Fear Causes

( Originally Published Early 1900's )



Fear of hurt of self by self (fear of self) : substitute reason, thus just estimate ; no cause ; cause magnified.

Fear of hurt of self by outer things (fear for self) substitute reason, thus just estimate ; no cause; cause magnified.

Fear of threat by things: substitute reason, thus right cause; no cause; cause magnified.

Threat by others: substitute reason, thus right cause; no cause; cause magnified.

Threat to others: substitute reason, thus right cause; no cause; cause magnified.

Threat by events: substitute reason, thus right cause; no cause; cause magnified.

Threat by the future: substitute reason, thus right cause; no cause; cause magnified.

You are invited to work out the particulars of this analysis, and to examine them with reference to your self and life. You will make some important discoveries. One of the many questions suggested is this: Is the cause of anticipated possible consequences justly estimated in your thought is it a right cause is it really as you suppose? The idea is that you think of any one of your fears and then ask the question in the form just indicated.



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