Realism—What Is It?

One of the demands of the time is to be realistic—to "tell it like it is." We get "fed up" with indirection, subterfuge, with hypocritical positions, public and private. We hunger for a direct, candid, open attitude toward life.

But what is realism? In our daily pursuits how do we know if we are taking the direct road to natural harmony and happiness? If we define the real simply as that which is evident to the physical senses, we are bound for disillusionment. The merely physical approach to love and happiness is strewn with disappointment, misdirection, and contradictions. The fact is that it doesn't lead to a real and firm basis for harmony and so fails to supply fulfillment. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says, "We must look deep into realism instead of accepting only the outward sense of things."  Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 129;

Love's Revolution
September 11, 1976

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