A serene surface

A calm manner, a clear complexion, even an unruffled society. What can bring us a serene surface? Only a peace that lies below the surface—a peace that is essentially spiritual.

We can't find this peace through either an individual or a collective body of people; for, according to Christian Science, the body is not the source of thought at all but, on the contrary, its expression. Not just the blush of emotional distress or the sparkle of happiness, but the entire body itself is an image of thought projected. "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he," Prov. 23:7; the Bible tells us. The beautiful surfaces that reflect genuine, solid peace come from spiritually derived, calm inner thoughts and freedom from frustration. The real within is divine Mind, the source of our true being, or consciousness.

The man beside the road
February 11, 1980

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