What is the pattern of your life?

You don't need to settle for a life that falls short of your hopes. If you find you're dissatisfied with some aspect of your existence, examine the model before your thought.

Stop and ask yourself: "What is the pattern of my life? Is it approaching the good I desire? Is it moving toward increased happiness, abundance, and fulfillment?" Much of the time—consciously or unconsciously—we are observing and repeating one of the many models presented by the world around us. By improving our thought-model, we can improve our daily life.

In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, which was written to companion the Bible as an instructor in our lives, Mrs. Eddy declares, "We are all sculptors, working at various forms, moulding and chiseling thought." Then she asks some stirring questions: "What is the model before mortal mind? Is it imperfection, joy, sorrow, sin, suffering? Have you accepted the mortal model? Are you reproducing it?" Science and Health, p. 248.

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