What are the present facts?

"There is irony in all of human experience and no less in the solutions to the problem of disappointment. The deepest irony of all is to discover that one has been mourning losses that were never sustained, and yearning for a past that never existed, while ignoring one's own real capabilities for shaping the present." "Management of Disappointment," Developing Executive Leaders, eds. Edward C. Bursk and Timothy B. Blodgett (Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1971), p. 34 . So Abraham Zaleznik concludes his psychologically oriented article "Management of Disappointment." What is the solution Christian Science offers to such ironies of human experience?

First we may need to acknowledge that real peace and lasting happiness cannot be found in a fleshly view of life. Only a scientific, practical understanding of God assures us of true satisfaction. Mrs. Eddy writes from her own experience before her discovery of Christian Science: "The trend of human life was too eventful to leave me undisturbed in the illusion that this so-called life could be a real and abiding rest. All things earthly must ultimately yield to the irony of fate, or else be merged into the one infinite Love." Retrospection and Introspection, p. 23.

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