Man is not a monster

Elements of fear, aggression, and mindlessness can't control anyone.

Growing up I would always jump while watching scary movies. And afterward, I would get scared of monsters and dark places and would go to my parents for comfort. They would reassure me that none of that stuff was real and would remind me of passages or ideas in the Bible or the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. Sometimes even a stanza from the Christian Science Hymnal would help calm me.

Through the years, these spiritual truths helped me see why I should not be afraid of things—not just things that I can see, but things that try to attack my thoughts and imagination. 

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