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Psychology has coined the term "accident-prone." It is used to describe those who because of certain personality traits are more than usually subject to harm through mischance. It is claimed that individuals who are self-willed, impatient, excitable, easily irritated, tend to blunder into trouble.
Christian Science can destroy these mental errors and stop their disastrous results. It teaches its students how to tame the unruly rush of headlong self-will. This is done as one denies the deeply entrenched belief that man has a personal mind resident in brain, having hereditarily acquired, or habitually accumulated, dispositional faults.
Through study and prayer one must understand that man's real selfhood is spiritual and perfect. He is the reflected image or self-expression of God, the one and only Mind, and therefore individualizes the stillness, the gentle, restful unhurriedness, of the divine nature. The denial of a false sense of mind, and the persistent, grateful affirmation of the real Mind's presence and power, acts as a law of destruction to the temperamental instability that betrays one into accidents. Mrs. Eddy writes: "The human mind is opposed to God and must be put off, as St. Paul declares. All that really exists is the divine Mind and its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found harmonious and eternal." Science and Health, p. 151;
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No One Is Unwanted
MARGUERITE E. BUTTNER
No Disease in Reality
DONALD M. SWINNEY
God's Sustaining Presence
C. EDMUND LEHMANN
GEORGIANA LIEDER LAHR
What Shall I Change?
SUSAN B. THOMAS
Every Thought Counts
EDNA MAY EVANS WHITE
A Sure Protection from Storms
Lynn Learns to Bake a Cake
Jean M. Peterson and Marjorie Spencer Darling
Authority to Heal
Alan A. Aylwin
Christian Science, the law of God, heals and makes whole
John S. Parker with contributions from Dorothea M. Parker
It is only because of the healing power of Christian Science
David L. Bowers