We Must Go Inward to Go Outward

Does this title sound like double-talk? It may at first glance, but let's examine it.

What we really are saying is that the process of extending our horizons, seeing life whole and in depth, must begin within thought. Christian Science insists that it must start with a subjective encounter with absolute Truth—an encounter with God, the one infinite Mind, through scientific prayer. This activity, then, leads us step by step out of material limitations, gradually unfolding a better sense of health and happiness, increased capacities, showing the possibilities in store for us as we learn the truth of our real selfhood.

Many are hungry for a deeper subjectivity, an illumined inner life that leads thought beyond and above the superficiality of materialism. Some try drugs to attain it. Others attempt through trancelike meditation to break out beyond the limited perception of the senses. But the genuine experience can be had only as the true nature of God and man is understood in Christian Science, and consciously realized and affirmed through a right sense of prayer or meditation. Mrs. Eddy indicates how we are to reach out to an expanded sense of the Science of Life. She writes, "He advances most in divine Science who meditates most on infinite spiritual substance and intelligence." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 309;

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Testimony of Healing
Words cannot express my gratitude for Christian Science, and...
April 24, 1971

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