The joys of traveling, arriving, and being

We're not all tourists. But we are all travelers, mental travelers. And purposeful travelers from the moment we glimpse what life truly is. Through Christian Science we know our destination: the consciousness of what existence really is. Science directs us there. It's an absorbing, contenting trip. Mary Baker Eddy gives us this description of it: "When the human mind is advancing above itself towards the Divine, it is subjugating the body, subduing matter, taking steps outward and upwards. This upward tendency of humanity will finally gain the scope of Jacob's vision, and rise from sense to Soul, from earth to heaven." Message to The Mother Church for 1902, p. 10;

Whether we're conscious of it or not, we're all on the road, working out the problem of being. We need to keep working on the problem, whether in illness or health, seeking the unbroken consciousness of reality—to which divine Science is the only gateway.

We don't have to be "all dressed up with nowhere to go." Bored, maybe drifting into self-absorption. Or stay-at-homes resting in a material concept of being. We have somewhere to go, somewhere to be, through understanding the absolute Science of Life. True being, immortal Life and its manifestation, is never static. "Mind is perpetual motion," Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 240; Mrs. Eddy says. We are forever one with this Mind and this motion. Proving this is the effective answer to any sense of dull stagnation.

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