Exposing the Myth of Pressure

Many people today accept pressure as a part of modern existence, something to be lived with as best one can. It is a common belief that because tempo and pace in business and industry have greatly increased in the past fifty years, much more pressure exists today and many more individuals are having to reckon with it. The acceptance of this error has reduced the effectiveness and productivity of salesmen and executives. Some have changed to other fields of activity to escape it. Nor is the belief of pressure confined to the realm of business. Students, athletes, housewives, and even those living in retirement have found it in their daily living.

In gaining our dominion over pressure it is necessary that we see the falsity of its source and its claim and discern instead the ever-present facts of being. These facts seem to replace the lie, but actually they have always been the truth of the situation. Christian Science has come to reveal our real selfhood, God's perfect reflection. The human being who discovers and demonstrates this true identity can overcome the belief of pressure.

Hurry, worry, fear, and pressure are do-not-trust-God states of consciousness produced by a counterfeit carnal mind that claims to be our selfhood. The carnal mind claims to motivate and actuate us and govern our experience. It claims to have created another man besides the man God created in His own image. But the human being who is seeking to find his true identity begins to see the flaws in this claim of a second creation. He begins to see that this carnal mind is not a creator, not a source, but only a counterfeit of Mind, a false suggestion. Its claim to be his individuality or to have caused it is destroyed as one begins to learn something of his God-created being, of his inseparable relationship to his all-loving Father-Mother.

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Overcoming Lawlessness
June 22, 1968

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