Overcoming emotional turmoil

Near Rotorua, New Zealand, are fascinating volcanic phenomena called "boiling mudholes." Hot mud boils up—fuming and sputtering—from the earth's depths. The holes remind me of the mental fuming and sputtering that we ourselves may engage in at times. Emotional turmoil! How disruptive it can be to our health and happiness.

To overcome it, we have to change our base of thought. And sooner or later, we realize we can't do it alone. We're forced to turn to the Principle of harmony, God, infinite Spirit or divine Mind, our Father-Mother.

But we don't negotiate with God. We surrender to Him. In Christian Science, we surrender the entire material sense of man, of a mortal selfhood in a matter body. We learn to see man as spiritual consciousness, reflecting Spirit. More and more, we appreciate the wonderful, immortal identity we all have, the truth of our being, God-expressed, God-sustained, God-blessed.

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