Overcoming Pride

"Awakening to completeness in God, one is liberated from
the frustrations ... generated by human will"

A student of Christian Science struggling with nervous tension and a great sense of pressure sought help through prayer. The Christian Science practitioner saw that it was not material nerves which were causing the difficulty; it was a false sense of self striving for mortal perfection that was pressing the student. She further pointed out that anxiety about one's own performance may sometimes press one with thoughts of pride and explained that pressure goes as one reflects God in thought and action and as one forgets self.

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The Upward Way
January 27, 1962

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