We live in an age in which transportation plays an important part. Through released intelligence and consequently improved skills men have learned to move their bodies and material belongings through space with greater rapidity than ever before. This advancement represents an improved belief of transportation within the reach of every human being in the measure of his need. Improved beliefs of transportation point to the breaking down of limitations, and they inevitably expand the mental horizons of the race. The present modes of transportation have great repercussions in human economy; for they make the peoples of the world better known to each other, and this knowledge introduces new conceptions of freedom and opportunity.

Mary Baker Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 296), "An improved belief is one step out of error, and aids in taking the next step and in understanding the situation in Christian Science." This Science explains the mental nature of human experience, showing it to be an unfoldment of thought, never external to consciousness, but always going on within it. Like the night dream one has in sleep, material experience is a dream, and what the physical senses are conscious of is nothing more than the dream of so-called mortal mind. That which appears to be a material object is a mortal thought, conditioned by the thinking that produces and supports it.

As human thought has been spiritualized by Christian qualities and also by the understanding of man's real existence in Mind which Christian Science reveals, new energies of intelligence and resourcefulness have been released and brought to bear upon the limitations that are the essence of mortal thinking. This has broadened many mental and physical boundaries. Limitation of movement is only the expression of limiting beliefs. But the waking human consciousness rebels against limitations, and the God-derived quality of intelligence breaks them down. In this way improved beliefs appear and are included in human consciousness according to its stage of advancement.

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