Handling the Errors Latent in Thought

The human mind might be likened to a large cabinet in which experience from earliest childhood is filed away. Psychiatry has been busy probing this concealed realm of thinking to find hidden causes for the aches and ills of mankind.

These experiences of the past often leave mental scars, such as fear, insecurity, hatred, or resentment, which smolder beneath the surface of conscious thought and at times erupt into evidences of disease, sin, and death. Christian Science has brought to the world the true remedy for all ills: the spiritual truth that God, the only cause or Principle of being, is wholly good and that man is His spiritual image and likeness. This religion teaches that fear, sin, and sorrow, both conscious and latent, are some of the basic errors that result in disease.

Mrs. Eddy points to the necessity of handling hidden mental errors before they develop, when she writes: "I have discerned disease in the human mind, and recognized the patient's fear of it, months before the so-called disease made its appearance in the body. Disease being a belief, a latent illusion of mortal mind, the sensation would not appear if the error of belief was met and destroyed by truth." Science and Health, p. 168;

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Love Is the Healer
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