Don't Push, Just Steer

The pressure of material demands on mankind seems to be mounting in the world today, if one would believe all he hears and reads. To be relaxed and happy in his work, one must learn how to remove this pressure from his experience.

A young woman in the advertising profession was feeling the pressure of a new job. Much detail work was demanded of her, and she had to meet daily deadlines for turning in ads to the newspaper. However, she had recently become a student of Christian Science, and was learning to know God as the one Mind, all good, and herself as God's perfect spiritual expression.

One day, as a sense of pressure seemed to engulf her, she suddenly realized that she was believing herself to be a mortal trying to do this job with a mortal's limited power, when she should have been acknowledging herself as the spiritual man of God's creating, possessing unlimited divine power and wisdom. She recalled part of Mrs. Eddy's answer to the question, "What is man?" in Science and Health: "that which possesses no life, intelligence, nor creative power of his own, but reflects spiritually all that belongs to his Maker." Science and Health, p. 475;

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Joel's Happy List
May 4, 1968

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