Eliminating fatigue

Hurry! Hurry! So many things to do ... people to see ... places to go. This has to be one of the world's siren songs. I've listened to its tune and even danced to its beat. And the consequence of such surrender is often fatigue.

Like many people I had more than one job. There were my home and children, my career, important church work, besides other worthwhile activities. I was going in circles, meeting myself going and coming. This statement from Mrs. Eddy's Miscellaneous Writings applied to me, I knew: "Rushing around smartly is no proof of accomplishing much." Mis., p. 230. Soon I had to face the problem of chronic fatigue.

Another statement of Mrs. Eddy's, found in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, awakened me to the necessity of solving the problem: "Mortal mind does the false talking, and that which affirms weariness, made that weariness." Science and Health, p. 218. I began to see that the constant hurry, the bustling coming and going, was the worldly counterfeit of the serene and ceaseless motion of the divine Mind, God. I had allowed myself to accept the belief that I was a busy mortal instead of holding to the truth that I was the spiritual idea of God.

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Trust banishes fear when we understand God
February 27, 1984

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