Clearing away doubt and fear

I am looking out my study window and can clearly see the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. How beautiful they are as they reflect the morning sun. Frequently, however, as I look toward the mountains, I can't see them because of the heavy mist, but I know they are there. When the sun melts away the mist, I can see them as bright and beautiful as ever.

When looking at the mist hiding the mountains, I often think of how doubt and fear would blur and obscure spiritual vision and hide Truth, God, eternal substance, from thought. This mental darkness, or cloudiness of thought, is a form of mesmerism, in which sickness, pain or discord seems real. But the mist of doubt or fear cannot destroy Truth, which is always present; the light of Truth dispels darkness.

In Science and Health Mary Baker Eddy writes: "Truth never destroys God's idea. Truth is spiritual, eternal substance, which cannot destroy the right reflection. Corporeal sense, or error, may seem to hide Truth, health, harmony, and Science, as the mist obscures the sun or the mountain; but Science, the sunshine of Truth, will melt away the shadow and reveal the celestial peaks" (p. 299). Man is the idea of God, His spiritual reflection. God is perfect and has created man perfect. A reflection is the mirror image of that which it reflects and cannot change or alter itself.

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