Breaking the chains of inertia

Spirituality brings freedom and spontaneity to the way we think and act.

When I was growing up, one of my favorite chores at the barn was turning the horses out. I loved to watch them thunder around the field, stopping, turning, and then running again with heads up and noses sniffing the breeze.

This scene represents to me just the opposite of the dull routine—the inertia—that claims too much of what as a child I thought of as "adult" life.

Inertia is an interesting word. We normally think of it as a disinclination to act. More specifically, physics defines inertia as a property of matter that keeps a resting object at rest or keeps a moving object in motion at the same speed and in the same direction. Inertia wins out unless another, stronger force is operating upon the object.

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New to Christian Science
September 16, 1991

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