Stick to the true landmarks

Spiritual ideas manifest themselves in our lives in an infinite number of forms. Even biblical stories or sayings familiar since childhood take on new significance as one goes along through life. One of my favorite quotes from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy is a great example of this: “Gladness to leave the false landmarks and joy to see them disappear,—this disposition helps to precipitate the ultimate harmony” (p. 324). 

Our day-to-day experience is full of “false landmarks”—things like a physical injury, or hurt feelings. These disorient us spiritually if we steer by them, and if we let these things dominate our thinking they guide us to unprofitable destinations like bitterness, frustration, or depression. The only dependably true landmarks are those that come from Spirit, God, and show us life as God created it: always good, progressive, harmonious. When we learn to turn from the false landmarks and trust the true ones, our experience changes.

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