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Sleep and recreation have a legitimate place in human affairs, but time and again they don't really rest and refresh us, and we wonder why. This is because we fail to recognize that our state of mind is the determining factor in all our experience, and that unless our thinking is peaceful and harmonious no amount of amusement or physical relaxation can really rest and renew us.
Christian Science reveals the nature of true rest, and shows how to attain it. True rest is not found through physical inaction but through becoming alert to spiritual values and actively practicing them in daily life. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "The struggle for Truth makes one strong instead of weak, resting instead of wearying one." Science and Health, p. 426;
We are not unaided in this struggle. Christian Science shows us that divine Love and its inspiration are always with us to shore up our resolve. As we wrestle with and correct a limited, personal sense of ourselves, and its inertia, egotism, and self-will, we begin to recognize man's true spiritual identity. We see that it is utterly dependent for life and action on God, eternal Truth.
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Reality and Wave Mechanics
ERNEST H. LYONS, JR.
The Source of Creativity
ROBERT G. LAWRENCE
Mulling It Over?
SARA EMERSON ROLLESTON
Gain Freedom from Others' Enmity
HUGH CRICHTON ROBERTS
A WRITER'S PRAYER
Ralph I. Hubley
Scientific Thinking Gets Results
DOROTHY H. JONES
Rascal Was Good
CORNELIA JOYCE HALEY
Right Wing? Left Wing? Or—?
LANCE RICHARD MATTESON
Alan A. Aylwin
First Waking Thoughts
As a student I pushed matters of religion to one side
Bernard Clayton Tomlinson with contributions from Audrey Patricia Tomlinson, Emma J. Graf
I shall always be grateful to a friend of my parents for introducing...
Mary Ellen Heminger with contributions from Joseph Daniel Heminger, Nannie L. Hitchens
I made my first trip to Paris, France, when I was in my early...
The protection one has in a Christian Science family is truly a...
Alberta O. Hoornstra
I would like to share with you an experience I had about one...
Susan Smith with contributions from Sally Smith