Our Hiding Place

Of all human emotions perhaps fear gives us the most trouble. Because of fear we lose peace of mind. Thought becomes anxious, unhappy, turbulent, excited; and these erroneous mental states then externalize themselves in various forms of physical inharmony or maladjustment to circumstances in daily life.

Fear is based on a false conception of what is real. If we see our environment and experience as a series of material things and events, all taking place in a soulless, mechanistic universe, then we have no refuge, no place of safety, for matter and its haphazard laws seem to be normal experience and we are never sure from one moment to another what disaster will happen next.

However, as we begin to grasp the teachings of Christian Science, we learn that all material phenomena are but false mental images, the subjective state of the carnal, or mortal, mind. This false sense of mind seems to produce a counterfeit picture of the spiritual, perfect universe of God's creation and then mesmerically urges us to accept this miasma as reality.

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Testimony of Healing
My first healing after my introduction to Christian Science...
June 24, 1967

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