The currents in our lives

As I was watching the Missouri River from a train window, the stirring of a mighty current beneath the smooth surface caught my attention. In our lives various currents present themselves, which seem to carry one along either harmoniously or discordantly.

A wonderful discovery awaits our opening awareness through the light Christian Science sheds: The only currents that are real and actually present are those of spiritual sense, which are harmonious, health-giving, inspiring, and satisfying. These currents bring joy, goodness, courage, ability, moral strength, and faith in God.

What appear to be opposite currents are powerless. They claim power, but they are totally substanceless. Mrs. Eddy describes the real currents: "The calm, strong currents of true spirituality, the manifestations of which are health, purity, and self-immolation, must deepen human experience, until the beliefs of material existence are seen to be a bald imposition, and sin, disease, and death give everlasting place to the scientific demonstration of divine Spirit and to God's spiritual, perfect man."Science and Health, p. 99; This tremendous statement has many times led me to much higher ground in disciplined choice of thought.

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Thoughts and nonthoughts
February 27, 1978

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