In one of his discourses Jesus told his disciples, "Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me" (John 14:30). Nothing in the world could disturb Jesus or turn him from the contemplation of the Christ, Truth, which animated him. He was conscious of God as He is, and of his own true selfhood in the likeness of the divine. He understood God to be eternal Life, the one all-inclusive, frictionless Being.

There is nothing outside of God that could encroach upon Him. If there were any element of discord in infinite Being, Life would ultimately spend itself. To be eternal, Life must be without any element of friction. This one undisturbable Being is eternally expressed by each one of us because man is the reflection of infinite Life and perfect Mind.

Individuals, then, are wrong when they believe that they are in possession of disquieting tendencies or undesirable traits and that little can be done about it. How erroneous to accept as belonging to God's child any sense of irritation! Neither receptivity to healing nor the power to heal others resides in an irritated, disturbed mentality. But in the consciousness that is uplifted and at peace the healing Christ, the power of God, is felt. So our goal is to understand and manifest our divine sonship through the tranquillity inherent in us and thus to demonstrate our immunity to anxiety and disturbance.

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