by understanding what happiness is

"Happiness is .. Well, what? Something material?

To many a young person excellence in sports is basic to happiness, and this requires a healthy body. But sometimes happiness suddenly vanishes when circumstances seem to bring pain to the body. Then is one to give in?

Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health, "The effect of mortal mind on health and happiness is seen in this: If one turns away from the body with such absorbed interest as to forget it, the body experiences no pain." Science and Health, p. 261; She goes on to tell of an old actor who dropped his infirmities when his cue to go onstage was spoken. He forgot his aches and pains and walked about like a young man.

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Will the Real You Please Stand Up!
October 27, 1973

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