Expression not Repression

The desire to gain a deeper, fuller sense of life is felt by almost everyone. But oftentimes there is a sense of repression, a feeling that within us are latent capabilities which find no outlet for development. But this desire is something for which to be grateful, because unfulfilled right desires lead to the seeking of true spiritual selfhood.

Christ Jesus said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." In the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says (p. 336), "Immortal man was and is God's image or idea, even the infinite expression of infinite Mind, and immortal man is coexistent and coeternal with that Mind." Do not these two passages bring to dissatisfaction and seeming lack the sweet promise of healing? A careful study of them reveals that healing lies, not in repression, but in expression. The only source of all right activity is God, divine Mind. All that is necessary for our happiness and development is in God, and is therefore ever available. The place to begin to work out this problem of being is, then, the place where we now are. No change of place or circumstances sought with the belief that the remedy lies in a change of locality can truly heal. Christian Science teaches that everything is mental. Therefore, the remedy for discontent with ourselves and with our circumstances lies wholly in a change in human consciousness.

The Talent Love Gives Us
April 26, 1930

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