The standpoint for healing

In the face of conflict, our main need is to remember what really governs man.

One day when I was at home alone doing just what I wanted to do, I thought how comfortable I was with myself. I got along with my thoughts very nicely. It was other people with different opinions, different ideas, different ways of doing things, that disrupted my peace of mind. I thought that if only I didn't have to deal with others, surely I could experience harmony all the time. Yet as I thought further, this musing helped me to see what was actually true about harmony.

In Christian Science we think of God as Mind—not a mind, not one among many, but as infinite Mind, the only Mind there really is. Part of the definition of Kingdom of Heaven in Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy is "the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind." By my replacing a limited sense of mind with the recognition that unlimited divine Mind is the one genuine source of peace, my limited sense of harmony yielded to a glimpse of the kingdom of heaven.

True peace of mind isn't a matter of escaping from others but of coming to discern the spiritual reality of existence. In "the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind" could there be conflicting minds to disturb the peace that comes from God? Could there be ideas opposing one another within the heavenly kingdom where Mind, God, alone governs and maintains man?

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Annual Meeting 1993
May 10, 1993

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