Several years ago I had a nervous...

Several years ago I had a nervous breakdown and put myself in the hands of a psychiatrist. However, I objected to the doctor prying into my personal affairs, and I did not believe that his manner of healing was helpful to me. Life looked futile, and I was desperately afraid of traveling, teaching, and mingling with other people, especially on social occasions. I sought relief in liquor and imbibed often. Also I was troubled by extreme insomnia.

I wrote to a Christian Science practitioner in a distant city for an interview. During my first meeting with her I knew that I had at last found the love, compassion, and understanding that I so desired, because of the power of Truth which she expressed.

My healing did not come quickly, for there were many lessons to learn. I had to relinquish a false sense of personality, become more tolerant of others, stop human outlining, and draw nearer to God. During the experience loneliness was overcome through realizing the necessity to impersonalize love, to heed the admonition (Isa. 54:2), "Enlarge the place of thy tent," and so to love mankind constantly, impartially, and universally. I became less nervous physically and happier mentally, the insomnia ceased, human relationships became harmonious, my health became normal, and in one desire began to be to progress Spiritward.

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Testimony of Healing
I should like to say how grateful...
October 4, 1952

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